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 - further details of the Institute's facilities are available here. Its outstanding archaeological library is complemented by University College London's main library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries.
The teaching staff for this degree bring together a range and depth of expertise that is arguably unparalleled at other institutions.
Wengrow is Professor of Comparative Archaeology, with a focus on
the Middle East and neighbouring regions. His research explores early cultural
transformations across the boundaries of Asia, Africa, and Europe, including
the emergence of the first farming societies, states, and systems of writing.
His books include What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future
of the West (Oxford University Press) and The Archaeology of Early Egypt. Social Transformations in
North-East Africa, 10,000-2,650 BC (Cambridge University
Press). He is Co-Director of a field project in the Shahrizor Plain, Iraqi
Kurdistan, investigating the world’s earliest transition from village to urban
Other staff with expertise in Middle Eastern archaeology and heritage are listed below. Many teach courses associated with this degree and may be available for supervising dissertations:
- 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
- There is no specific deadline for this degree. Applications are normally accepted anytime from 1st November to 1st August unless there are no longer any places available.
- For further details, please email David Wengrow, or the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.