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The Institute of Archaeology is globally recognised for the excellence of its teaching and student experience, as reflected in numerous university *league tables. Currently ranked 3rd in the world for subject in the QS World Rankings, the Institute provides a world-class environment for students at all levels of study.

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, to overseas and affiliate students wishing to spend some time at the Institute during their own degree programmes, and to those students requiring preparation for one of the Institute's Masters Programmes. Use the links below to find out more about our different study pathways.

Undergraduate

Our BA and BSc degrees are designed to provide extensive general training in archaeology: you can expect to learn about a full range of theoretical, analytical and field methods from some of the world's leading archaeological researchers.

Undergraduate Programmes


Graduate Taught

The Institute offers a number of MA and MSc degrees that, unless otherwise indicated, are all available either full-time over one year (twelve months) or part-time over two years (both modes of study commence in late September).

Graduate Taught Programmes


Graduate Research Programmes

The Institute is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for graduate studies in archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain.

Graduate Research Programmes


Affiliate (Junior Year Abroad) Students

A Semester or Junior Year Abroad at the Institute of Archaeology is a unique opportunity to experience a world class programme in Archaeology. Unlike many Study Abroad programmes, you will attend the same classes as and be treated exactly like the Institute’s regular degree seeking students.

Affiliate Students


Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma at the UCL Institute of Archaeology is fully integrated within the teaching programme of the Institute: Graduate Diploma students take a number of undergraduate courses and lectures, which follow the normal timetable of undergraduate teaching.

Graduate Diploma


Continued Professional Development

Explore the past at one of the finest departments of Archaeological research and education in the world. The UCL Institute of Archaeology offers a vast range of courses (within our degrees), a number of which are open to the public as "Continuing Education" (CE) courses.

Continued Professional Development


New to UCL

New to UCL

Useful information for students settling in to UCL, including details on welfare and study.

Current Students

Current Students

Visit Moodle for information for current students, including handbooks and key contact information.

International Students

International Students

Find information on Programmes of study, applications, language requirements and fees.


World-class Institute

*For more information about the Institute's ranking and student experience surverys, please use the links below.