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Contact details

Professor Andrew Reynolds

Email: a.reynolds@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1522

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£8,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£16,250 (FT)

UK/EU students are eligible to apply for AHRC funding

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Prospectus Entry

Archaeology

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Mediterranean Archaeology MA

The Mediterranean is the world’s largest inland sea and a key theatre in which the people of Europe, western Asia and North Africa have interacted since Palaeolithic times. Mediterranean archaeology, one of the world’s richest sources for the reconstruction of ancient societies, reveals different, more tolerant templates, which are fundamental to the negotiation of the present and creation of a viable future.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students will develop an understanding of Mediterranean societies from earliest times to the Iron Age, and major interpretative paradigms and principal investigative techniques (including fieldwork and archaeological science) applied in the Mediterranean. One or more specific regions will be analysed in depth from a comparative perspective, and Mediterranean societies will be studied holistically.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and most diverse department of archaeology in the UK, and provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate study. Its outstanding library is complemented by UCL’s Main Library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries.

This programme deploys the institute’s unparalleled research and teaching strengths in Mediterranean archaeology, which must constitute the largest single concentration of expertise anywhere in the UK.

UCL’s own museums and collections form a resource of international importance for academic research and students will work on material from the institute’s collection as part of their assessment.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core modules (45 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a dissertation/report (90 credits).

Core Modules

  • Themes, Thought and Theory in World Archaeology: Foundations
  • Mediterranean Dynamics
  • Mediterranean Prehistory or The Mediterranean in the Iron Age

Options

  • Students choose three from the ten Master's modules currently offered in the
  • archaeology of the Aegean, Levant, Central Mediterranean, Egypt, and Classical/Roman periods

  • Or any other MA/MSc option offered by the Institute of Archaeology

  • Or relevant MA/MSc option offered by other UCL departments

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words. Approaches that explore new connections or comparisons are strongly encouraged.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars and assessed through essays and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or a related subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

This programme is particularly suitable for graduates with a first degree in archaeology, anthropology or history who wish to develop their skills, although other previous pathways are carefully considered too.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of Mediterranean Archaeology
  • why you want to study Mediterranean Archaeology at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets these needs
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

Graduates of this new programme are expected to pursue further studies at PhD level or embark on a wide range of professional careers both within and beyond archaeology.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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