Institute of Archaeology


Welcome to our new students

2 October 2023

As formal teaching starts this week, we welcome our new students - 95 new undergraduates, 242 new Masters students and 16 new Research students from 33 different locations - who have enrolled with us.

A group of students and staff sitting in a lecture theatre with black text superimposed on the image 'UCL Institute of Archaeology Class of 2023'

Our new student intake comes from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Salvadore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. 

Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire, UK - a wooden entrance lintel with roundhouses in the background on a sunny day with blue skies overhead

At the UCL Institute of Archaeology, we are committed to inclusivity and access for everyone, to provide archaeological opportunities of the highest quality to all, regardless of background, and to bring staff and students together in open discussion about the issues that matter most to them. 

Following an exciting few days for our first year undergraduates at our Experimental Archaeology course - 'Archaeo-Tech' (details on that to follow!), our new and returning students are settling into their activities in Bloomsbury and at the UCL East campus, working with Institute of Archaeology and Archaeology South-East (ASE) staff.

Welcome everyone to what should be another exciting year!

Large group of people (students) sitting around the sides of a large roundhouse
  • Top: New undergraduate students in Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6 (Image credit: Luisa Nienhaus)
  • Middle & bottom: Archaeo-Tech 2023 at Butser Ancient Farm (Image credit: Matt Pope)