From the Institute's origins,
founded in 1937 as a centre for archaeological training, to
the Institute today, one of the largest and highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in the world.
Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of course options, both theoretical and practical, covering a diverse array of archaeological topics, and wide-ranging global fieldwork opportunities.
The Institute hosts numerous events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to many other heritage institutions, archaeological societies and organizations, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.
With its global research and teaching activities, the Institute aims to provide archaeological opportunities of the highest quality to all, regardless of background. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology.
You can read more about our teaching and research excellence, our facilities and our history using the links below.