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, it is one of very few places in the world actively pursuing 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

We are in the process of slowly re-opening the Gordon Square building. This started over the summer to enable urgent laboratory work to be completed by students and staff as well as facilitating our Covid-19 preparations for the beginning of the new academic year later this month. Archaeology South-East (ASE) were also able to return to fieldwork and post-excavation specialist activities. UCL has indicated that the campus will be open and term will start on 28 September 2020 with safety being of paramount importance.The Institute of Archaeology community have been working tirelessly to develop innovative forms of teaching and learning activities to provide our new and returning students with the highest quality education and pastoral support, for which the Institute is renowned - (read more...)

Professor Sue Hamilton, Director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology (7 September 2020)



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.