Institute of Archaeology


UCL Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is one of the largest centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain. Founded in 1937, its staff and students actively pursue research on a global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology. 

The Institute offers Undergraduate, Graduate Taught and Graduate Research Programmes to UK/EU and overseas students. Opportunities are also available to members of the public to take courses at the Institute and to affiliate students wishing to spend some time at the Institute during their own degree programmes.

Coronavirus / Covid-19

Welcome, or indeed welcome back, to the UCL Institute of Archaeology for the 2021-22 academic year.

The Institute building on Gordon Square, including the Library, is open and we are looking forward to seeing our new and returning students and being able to deliver the greater part of our world-class teaching and learning activities face-to-face.

Over the past 12-18 months, we have developed new and innovative ways of working, reinvigorating our teaching and research, in response to the global pandemic. We are delivering hybrid teaching (face-to-face teaching with some online elements), allowing flexibility for both students and staff, and at all times putting people first. (read more...)

Professor Sue Hamilton, Director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology (27 September 2021)



Our Degree Programmes offer an unrivalled variety of module options, both theoretical and practical, covering a diverse array of archaeological topics, and wide-ranging global fieldwork opportunities.



Find out more about our world-class innovative research, which spans fieldwork, laboratory analysis, conservation, artefact studies, theoretical and analytical work across a range of perspectives.

News and Events

News & Events

The Institute hosts both specialist and public events promoting research, teaching and public policy debate on the study of Archaeology.



Find contact information for Institute Academics, Professional Services Staff, Honorary Professors and Researchers.