Archaeology Grad Dip


The Archaeology Graduate Diploma at UCL is fully integrated within the teaching programme of the Institute of Archaeology. The programme offers education in all major aspects of archaeology, in a challenging yet supportive environment, under the supervision of teachers actively engaged in research at the forefront of the field.


Mode of study

  • Full-time nine months
  • Part-time 2 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £5,700
  • UK/EU Part-time: £2,850
  • Overseas Full-time: £15,200
  • Overseas Part-time: £7,500

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

By the end of the programme, students will have a developed understanding of past societies within their cultural, socio-political, economic, historical and environmental contexts, as well as an understanding of the current social and political context of archaeology, with particular reference to the management, interpretation and presentation of archaeological heritage.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, archaeological science, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain, as evidenced by its top position in university league tables and National Student Survey results.

Its outstanding archaeological library is complemented by University College London's main library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries.

UCL is located in central London, within walking distance to the British Museum and the British Library. Students benefit from London's many museums, galleries and other archaeological spaces, but in particular have easy access to UCL's own museums and collections, which form a resource of international importance for academic research.


Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits) and optional modules from the wide range available within the department (90 credits).

Core Modules

  • Current Issues in Archaeological Theory
  • Interpreting Archaeological Data

Options

  • Options chosen from the wide range available within the department.

Dissertation/report

Not Applicable.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, field work, museum visits and laboratory classes. All courses, except the core course Interpreting Archaeological Data which involves one unseen examination, are assessed by coursework. Any language course that students may choose will also be assessed by examinations.

Further details available on subject website:


Scholarships available for this department

Kathleen Kenyon Awards

Gordon Childe Studentship

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

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

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

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.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students who already hold a first degree in non-archaeology subjects and would like to have a further qualification or a conversion to an archaeology qualification, or to prepare for an MA degree in archaeology.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Archaeology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Archaeology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
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

The programme provides a solid grounding to allow students to pursue graduate studies (MA and higher) in the field and to develop their own interests which they will pursue at a graduate level. At the same time, the Diploma gives students enough knowledge in its own right should they wish to move onto other objectives and not continue their graduate studies in the field.


Next steps

Contact

Professor Andrew Reynolds

T: +44 (0)20 7679 7495

W: Institute of Archaeology

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Student View

"The Institute of Archaeology's library has been an invaluable tool due to the huge amount of material available that is related to our field, and is one of my favourite things about the institute."

Alexandra Salamunovich

Degree: Archaeology MA

Staff View

"UCL Archaeology has a great atmosphere for both staff and students; it's a great place to work, and with so many experts passing through from different countries to give lectures and seminars it is very much the centre of the archaeological world."

Professor Mike Parker Pearson

Professor of British Later Prehistory