Student Enrolment

Student Enrolment

All UCL Qatar programmes are currently open for applications. We are pleased to confirm an application deadline of 1 June 2015 for the Library Studies and Diploma programmes, and an extended deadline of 1 June 2015 for the Archaeology, Conservation and Museum Studies programmes.

We recommend that candidates apply as soon as possible before the deadline, particularly students from overseas who will require a visa to study in Qatar, and students who will be applying for any of the UCL Qatar Scholarships on offer.

All courses will commence on 30 August 2015. Please follow the 'Apply Now' link below to submit an application. For further guidance, contact admissions.qatar@ucl.ac.uk.

Apply Now...

Roundabouts in Qatar: an overlooked heritage?

13 January 2014

roundabout

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.

Residents of Doha will be aware that roundabouts once shaped the cities road networks, with each of them known by a distinct name, including the Arch Roundabout, the Oryx Roundabout, and even the Burger King Roundabout. Many of the roundabouts contained within them distinct and recognisable art installations. But as Doha’s traffic congestion continues unabated, roundabouts are rapidly disappearing to be replaced with traffic lights.

Students Alanoud Alattiya, Fatma Abdel Aziz, Samantha Hearfield, John McNally and Katarina Tarazi used GIS imagery of Doha to produce a short video emphasising the unique and symbolic role that roundabouts could have played in shaping local heritage. Their research, surveying long-term members of the community, will help to decipher the question of whether roundabouts are simply a mundane fact of life on the road, or whether their significance is actually greater than it may at first glance may appear.

View the short video here.