Facilities and Staff
The Institute of Archaeology provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate study, with over 260 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. 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.
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.
Corisande Fenwick is Lecturer in the Archaeology of the Mediterranean with a focus on North Africa and the Western Mediterranean in the Roman, late antique and medieval periods. Her current projects include a book on Islamic North Africa and a Leverhulme-funded project on religion and empire in the late Roman West. She is co-director of the Bulla Regia Archaeological Project in Tunisia with Moheddine Chaouali and Ben Russell.
Todd Whitelaw is Professor of Aegean Archaeology, with a focus in Aegean prehistory. His interests include urbanism, settlement, landscape, material culture, the comparative archaeology of complex societies and archaeological theory. He is the principal investigator of the Knossos Urban Landscape Project, in collaboration with colleagues in the Greek Archaeological Service.
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:
- Antikythera Survey Project
- The Knossos Urban Landscape Project
- The natron-based glass industries
- Pre-Pottery Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlements and subsistence economy
- Production and Consumption: Textile Economy and Urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000-500BCE (PROCON)
- Qadisha Valley Project, Lebanon
- Textile Fibre in Italy before the Roman Empire (FIBRE)
- Upper Esino Valley Survey
- 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
- 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 31st July unless there are no longer any places available.
- For further details, please email the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.