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Further information

Staff and Facilities

The Institute of Archaeology provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate study, with over 290 registered Masters students and 120 MPhil/PhD students and extensive facilities. Its outstanding archaeological library is complemented by University College London's main library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries.

Students benefit from the Institute’s lively international involvement in archaeology and heritage, from its well-equipped facilities, and access to the College’s extensive science, art and archaeology collections. The Institute’s conservation laboratories provide a modern and pleasant learning environment having been redesigned and refitted with the aid of the Getty Grant Program. The Wolfson Archaeological Science Laboratories, which were refurbished in 2004 also provide excellent facilities for the examination and analysis of a wide variety of archaeological materials. They form a collection of labs that is unparalleled for science-based approaches in heritage studies within the UK and Europe.

The Institute has long-standing links with a number of museums (e.g. the British Museum, the Museum of London) and offers organised visits to many of these over the course of the year.

The teaching staff for this degree bring together a range and depth of expertise that is arguably unparalleled at other institutions.

Funding Opportunities

  • For details of Departmental funding opportunities please click here
  • A list of the funding opportunities available for students taking taught Masters programmes is provided by the Student Funding Office.

While you are here

After you leave

Many students go on to take the MSc programme. Others pursue careers in preventive conservation and collections management in local and national museums, art galleries and heritage organisations (in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia). Some students have also used this degree as a platform to become a PhD candidate at both UCL and elsewhere.

Further Information and Application Forms

  • Applications can be accepted from November and complete applications (with both references) must be submited by 1st March at the very latest. Please contact  Lisa Daniel if you are applying after this date to see if places are still available. 
  • For further details, please email the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.

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