Institute of Archaeology


UCL Institute of Archaeology

Founded in 1937, the UCL Institute of Archaeology is one of the largest centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain.


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

We host 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. 

UCL Institute of Archaeology staff and students actively pursue research on a global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology. We offer 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.

Director's message to our students

Welcome to the UCL Institute of Archaeology (IoA). You are now a member of the IoA with its long tradition of excellence and inquiry. You are also a member of UCL and will be able to enjoy the benefits of studying in a diverse, highly-ranked university. I invite you to take full advantage of the unique opportunities which now lie before you...[read more]



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