Institute of Archaeology


Graduate Taught Programmes

The Institute offers a number of MA and MSc degrees that, unless otherwise indicated, are available either full-time over 1 year (12 months) or part-time over 2 years, commencing late September.

The Institute is recognised for the excellence of its teaching and student experience, at graduate as well as undergraduate level, as reflected in numerous university league tables and National Student Survey results.

Some of the information that you need to apply for a graduate study at UCL is available from the central UCL website but our departmental pages here give you detailed background information about the Institute, our staff, students and degree programmes.

Applications for entry in 2024-25 are now open

MA Programmes
MA in Archaeology  
MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia  
MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East Full time only  
MA in Artefact StudiesNot running in 2024/25 
MA in Cultural Heritage Studies  
MA in Managing Archaeological Sites  
MA in Mediterranean Archaeology  
MA in Museum Studies  
MA in Principles of Conservation  
MA in Public Archaeology  
MA in Research Methods for Archaeology  
MSc Programmes
MSc in Archaeological Science: Technology and Materials 
MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic AnthropologyFull time only
MSc in Computational Archaeology: GIS, Data Science and Complexity 
MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums (2 years) 
MSc in Environmental Archaeology 
MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology (joint degree with UCL Anthropology) 

Contact us

Contact Lisa Daniel, the Institute of Archaeology Graduate Admissions Administrator

Email: ioa-gradadmissions@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7499

Miss Lisa Daniel 
UCL Institute of Archaeology 
University College London 
31-34 Gordon Square 
United Kingdom

Graduate Taught Modules

View all Modules at a glance. Please be aware that not all modules will be available on all Programmes. Please see individual Graduate Taught Programme pages to see which core and optional modules are available for each Programme. Modules may also be subject to change.

Graduate Taught Modules

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