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Our application process is currently open for entry in August 2014. The application deadline for all Master's degree programmes is 1 May 2014. The application deadline for the Diploma in Academic Research and Methods (DARM) is 1 June 2014.

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UCL Qatar News

Gulf region's first Maritime Archaeology course takes place at UCL Qatar

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The first formally accredited maritime archaeology course to ever be held in the Gulf region has taken place at UCL Qatar. The intensive two week course, with a particular focus on maritime archaeology in the Arabian Gulf, provided students with an overview of the principles and practices of maritime archaeology.

Special Library Association Arabian Gulf Chapter conference a success for UCL students

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Faculty and students from UCL Qatar’s MA Library and Information Studies programme have attended the Special Library Association Arabian Gulf Chapter conference in Doha, a key regional networking event for library and information professionals.

MIA and UCL create new forum on heritage accessibility for Qatar’s disabled community

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Members of Qatar’s disabled community have come together for a ground-breaking 'Disability Focus Group' held at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). Organised by the MIA and UCL Qatar, this event saw Qatar's disabled community share their views on how to improve access to Museums for disabled people.

UCL teams with British Council to launch Museum Training School

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UCL has teamed with the British Council to launch the Museum Training School (MTS). Commencing with a summer school in London in August 2014, MTS will provide arts and heritage professionals from around the world with the skills and knowledge necessary to increase the sustainability and growth of museums and galleries.

Museum Studies students launch UCLQurates with two Doha exhibitions

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Students from the MA Museum and Gallery Practice degree programme at UCL Qatar have launched UCLQurates as a platform for curating student-led exhibitions under the guidance of academic staff. Debuting with two exhibitions to be held in Doha in April, UCLQurates 2014 is the first of what is set to become an innovative annual feature on Doha's cultural calendar.

Prospective students invited to discover UCL at first Qatar Open Day

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On Tuesday 18 March, UCL Qatar will hold its first Open House event, Discover UCL, where prospective students, existing applicants and members of the community will be able to learn more about study opportunities at UCL, both in London and Doha.

UCL Qatar to hold first Spanish-language Public Lecture

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On 11 March 2014 UCL Qatar will hold its first ever public lecture delivered entirely in Spanish. Dr Jose Carvajal Lopez, Lecturer in Islamic Archaeology at UCL Qatar, will present Una visión de al-Andalus: El pasado islámico de España at the Fanar Islamic Cultural Centre in Doha.

Dr Jane Humphris presents UCL's Sudanese archaeological research to German audience

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Dr Jane Humphris, Head of UCL Qatar research in Sudan, has delivered a lecture and presentation at the prestigious Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, University of Cologne, highlighting UCL Qatar's research activity on early Iron production in Sudan. 

Museum object brought to life for community outreach

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UCL’s Outreach programme strives to enrich and inspire individuals through engagement in activities related to heritage and culture. As part of this mission, UCL Qatar’s Outreach team have delivered an education programme for children that has brought to life one of Qatar’s most recognised museum objects.

Roundabouts in Qatar: an overlooked heritage?

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Students from UCL Qatar’s Museum and Galley Practice MA have been researching the unusual role that Doha’s well-known roundabouts may play in modern Qatari heritage, as part of their module Interdisciplinary Methods for the study of Cultural Heritage.

Archaeology students join Origins of Doha excavations

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Origins of Doha excavation

Students from the Archaeology of the Arab and Islamic World MA have joined archaeologists from UCL and Qatar Museums Authority in a round of excavations in the heart of downtown Doha, as part of the UCL Origins of Doha Project.

Introduction to Cultural Communication and Museum Marketing added to Short Courses schedule

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UCL Qatar’s Professional Development team have announced the addition of a new short course in Cultural Communication and Museum Marketing, to take place over two days, 4-5 December 2013.

Doha Drawathon to take place on 9 November

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Doha Drawathon

The inaugural Doha Drawathon 2013, an initiative of UCL Qatar MA Museum and Gallery Practice student Sonia Brewin, is to take place on 9 November with events and drawing spaces available across the city. 

Dr Karen Exell on new approaches to Egyptology

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Lecturer in Museum Studies at UCL Qatar Dr Karen Exell has published an edited volume exploring new approaches to Egyptology. The book, Egypt: Ancient Histories, Modern Archaeologies is an extension of Dr Exell’s previous research in the field of Egyptology and covers Egyptian history from the Predynastic to the late Roman Period.

New programmes commence at UCL Qatar

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UCL Georgetown Building

UCL Qatar has today welcomed students onto two new programmes. The MA Library and Information Studies and the Diploma in Academic Research and Methods (DARM), developed to address substantial local and regional needs, draw upon the expertise of existing programmes offered at UCL’s Department of Information Studies, as well as the UCL Centre for Languages and International Education (CLIE).

Public invited to 'Pompeii from the British Museum' screenings

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UCL Qatar is pleased to offer two exclusive screenings of the film Pompeii from the British Museum, to be held at 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September at the Atrium, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.

Formal Inauguration of UCL Qatar takes place in Doha

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Inauguration ceremony

Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, UCL Qatar has been formally inaugurated at a ceremony held at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha. 

UCL Qatar welcomes new students

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2013 UCL Freshers

Thirty-nine new students have enrolled at UCL Qatar, becoming the department’s second cohort of students following the commencement of teaching in Doha in August 2012.

Dr Stavroula Golfomitsou elected as IIC Fellow

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Dr Stavroula Golfomitsou

Dr Stavroula Golfomitsou, Lecturer in Conservation Studies at UCL Qatar, has been elected to the highly prestigious position of Fellow at the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC). The IIC is an independent international organisation supported by both individual and institutional members. Established in 1950, it serves as a forum of communication for professionals in conservation, promotes excellence in conservation and preservation of cultural heritage and raises public awareness of related issues. Fellows are elected by the existing body of IIC Fellows.

Ancient Egyptians made jewellery from meteorites

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Petrie Beads

Research led by UCL Qatar’s Director, Professor Thilo Rehren, in collaboration with UCL Institute of Archaeology and European colleagues has shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites.

Qatari student reflects on Cultural Exchange Programme

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Qatar-UK 2013

Nahil Al-Askari, a student on the MA Museum and Gallery Practice degree programme at UCL Qatar, recently concluded a three week placement at the iconic Manchester Museum in the UK. Nahil was one of over 60 young professionals involved in the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, Cultural Exchange Programme, which offers students and heritage professionals a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a placement or residency in the UK or Qatar.

Two new programmes launched at UCL Qatar

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UCL Qatar is delighted to announce it is expanding its academic portfolio with the addition of two new programmes. Starting in October 2013, UCL Qatar will offer a one-year MA in Library and Information Studies, as well as a six-month Diploma in Academic Research and Methods (DARM), which is designed as a pre-Master’s qualification suitable for candidates who seek to continue on to graduate level study.

UCL Qatar hosts workshop on Meroe

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Meroe Workshop

UCL Qatar has welcomed archaeological experts from around the world for a workshop on the Sudanese site of Meroe. The workshop, Meroe: Past, Present and Future, was organised to discuss research agendas and field methods, and determine future strategies and potential areas for collaboration.

Important information for late applicants

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The deadline to submit an on-time application to UCL Qatar for entry to Master's programmes beginning on 26 August 2013 was 31 May 2013. Following the passing of this deadline, it is still possible to submit an online application through the UCL Applicant Portal. However, we cannot guarantee to be able to consider applications submitted late.

Master's students complete internships at renowned international museums

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The inaugural cohort of museum studies, conservation and archaeology students at UCL Qatar have completed four week work placements at leading worldwide museums, art institutions and archaeological sites.

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