Facilities and Staff
The Institute of Archaeology and Department of Anthropology provide a very stimulating environment for postgraduate study. In combination, they have over 100 academic staff and 450 Masters and Doctoral students coming from over 40 countries. Each department has excellent library and laboratory facilities and the resources of the British Library, British Museum and Natural History Museum are nearby.
The teaching staff for this degree bring
together a range and depth of expertise that is arguably unparalleled at
other institutions. The main staff involved in the MSc degree are
listed below with links to their webpages. Each of the staff are
involved in field projects and there may be opportunities for
involvement in these.
- Andrew Garrard (Archaeology) specialises in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic of Western Asia, reconstruction of past environments, food procurement systems and site formation processes. He has directed a wide variety of fieldwork in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
- Matt Pope (Archaeology) has research interests in lithic technology and taphonomy; interpretation of Palaeolithic activity areas, hunting, strategies and social organization. He has directed Palaeolithic field projects in southern Britain.
- Matthew Skinner (Anthropology) has research interests in taxonomic diversity and evolutionary history of humans and apes, dental tissue development in the present and past, and form / function relationships in the primate skeleton.
- Christophe Soligo (Anthropology) has research interests that include the adaptive origin of primate radiations, evolutionary anatomy and palaeoecology.
- Ignacio de la Torre (Archaeology) is a specialist in palaeolithic archaeology, lithic technology, site formation processes and hunter-gatherer studies. He has conducted field projects in East Africa and Spain.
- Christopher Dean (Anatomy)
- Philip Hopley (Birkbeck College)
- Jerome Lewis (Anthropology)
- Norah Moloney (Archaeology)
- Simon Parfitt (Archaeology)
- Mark Roberts (Archaeology)
- Volker Sommer (Anthropology)
- James Steele (Archaeology)
- Mark Thomas (Genetics)
- 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.
- ACE Master’s Scholarship: to support a student from a newer EU country applying to the Institute of Archaeology to study on a technical or applied Master’s course.
While you are here
After you leave
- A significant number of the graduate students from this programme have gone on to take PhDs at UCL, elsewhere in the UK and in other countries. A number of those have been awarded prestigious scholarships to cover their costs. Other graduates have gone on to work in cultural resource management and museums, and others have used their skills to pursue careers in fields such as teaching and business.
Further Information and Application Forms
- Applications can be accepted from November and complete applications (with both references) must be submited by 1st April 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 Andrew Garrard or the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.