UCL Institute of Archaeology
The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the
most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain. It is
one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly
global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world
Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of
options, both theoretical and practical, covering a diverse array of
archaeological topics, and wide-ranging fieldwork opportunities.
The Institute hosts numerous events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to many other heritage institutions, archaeological societies and organizations, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.
Research at the Institute of Archaeology covers fieldwork, laboratory analysis and conservation, artefact studies, and theoretical, synthetic, and analytical work across a range of perspectives. It has more than 60 research active staff, projects on five continents and in the Pacific, and wins regular and substantial research funding from a wide range of national and international sources.
Institute staff have been asked to comment in the media on the significance of the oldest stone tools discovered by archaeologists in Kenya. More...
An innovative volume edited by François G. Richard and Kevin MacDonald which examines materiality, history and the shaping of cultural identities in Africa, has now been published by Left Coast Press. More...
Kris Lockyear has been invited to present his geophysics research as part of Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series this week. More...
The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology, opens to the public from 8 May 2015. More...
Starts: May 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM
In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 26 May. More...
Starts: May 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Starts: May 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM
Starts: May 27, 2015 5:15:00 PM
Few other subjects address the very wide breadth of skills and topics covered in an archaeology degree. The academic, laboratory and fieldwork components within the degrees offered by the Institute of Archaeology give graduates a real advantage in developing their careers. At the Institute we aim to give you the best experience throughout your degree, and the best start in your chosen career.