UCL Institute of Archaeology

About the Institute


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 archaeology.

Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of course 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.


UCL Institute of Archaeology

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.



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Strengthening Co-operation through Transnational Route Development

Tim Williams has been invited to make a presentation at the 5th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting in Berlin on 4 March. More...

The Mediterranean

Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology (Ref.:1452839). The deadline for applications is 27 March 2015. More...

Matt Pope talking technology on BBC Radio 4

Matt Pope reports again for BBC Radio 4's Making History

Matt Pope has reported for the BBC Radio 4 programme Making History on the future of Old Oswestry Hillfort in Shropshire. More...



Voices of War: UCL in WWI

The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Voices of War: UCL in WWI, opens to the public from 6 May 2014. More...

Starts: May 6, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Island of the Dragons: Money and the archaeology of the Square Mile

Paul Graves-Brown (UCL) will give the seventh seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 2 March. 

Starts: Mar 2, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Mediterranean mammals/dwarfism

Tori Herridge (Natural History Museum) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 3 March. More...

Starts: Mar 3, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Accordia Lecture: Advertisement, marketing and competition: performing auctions in Roman Italy

Marta Garcia Morcillo (University of Roehampton) will give the penultimate Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 3 March. More...

Starts: Mar 3, 2015 5:30:00 PM

About UCL



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.

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