Facilities and Staff
The Institute of Archaeology provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate study, with over 290 registered Masters students and 120 MPhil/PhD students - see for further details. Its outstanding archaeological library is complemented by University College London's main library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries. Past students on this degree programme have made very effective use of the resources at the British Museum's Centre for Anthropology and the Museum of London.
The teaching staff for this degree bring together a range and depth of expertise that is arguably unparalleled at other institutions.
Cyprian Broodbank is author of An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades (2000; winner of the Runciman Award and James R. Wiseman Award of the Archaeological Institute of America) and The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Formation of the Classical World (2013). He is co-director (with Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi, Director of the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens) of Kythera Island Project. His interests include Mediterranean prehistory and history, the archaeology of islands, landscape archaeology and comparative world history.
Corinna Riva is author of The Urbanisation of Etruria: Funerary Practices and Social Change, 700-600 BC (2010) and co-editor of Debating Orientalization: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Processes of Change in the Ancient Mediterranean (2006, with Nicholas Vella) and Ancient Italy: Regions Without Boundaries (2007; with Guy Bradley and Elena Isayev). Her interests are Iron Age Italy and Mediterranean interaction during the Iron Age. She is co-director of the Upper Esino Valley survey (Marche, Italy) with Maria Pretzler and John Pearce.
Additional staff who teach courses associated with this degree or who can supervise dissertations are listed below (with links to their web-page and current research):
In addition, other members of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage Studies, as well as colleagues in the Departments of History and Anthropology, undertake research in the Mediterranean.
The Institute also has ongoing fieldwork projects in many parts of the Mediterranean.
- A list of the funding opportunities available for students taking taught Masters programmes is provided by the Student Funding Office.
- UK and EU students who intend to enrol for this degree are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding.
While you are here
After you leave
- Some recent graduates of the programme have gone on to do PhDs while others have pursued an incredibly wide range of professional careers both within and beyond archaeology.
Further Information and Application Forms
- Applications are normally accepted any time from 1st November to 1st August unless there are no longer any places available.
- For further details, please email the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.