Institute of Archaeology


Graduate Taught Programmes

The Institute offers a number of MA and MSc degrees that, unless otherwise indicated, are all 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.

MA Programmes
MA in ArchaeologyCourse Full  
MA in Archaeology and Heritage of AsiaCourse Full  
MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle EastClosed to new applications  
MA in Artefact StudiesNot running in 2021-22 
MA in Comparative Art and ArchaeologyNot running until 2023-24 
MA in Cultural Heritage StudiesCourse Full  
MA in Managing Archaeological SitesClosed to new applications  
MA in Mediterranean ArchaeologyClosed to new applications  
MA in Museum StudiesCourse Full  
MA in Principles of ConservationClosed to new applications  
MA in Public ArchaeologyClosed to new applications  

MA in Research Methods for Archaeology

Closed to new applications  
MSc Programmes
MSc in Archaeological Science: Technology and MaterialsClosed to new applications 
MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic AnthropologyCourse Full
MSc in Computational Archaeology: GIS, Data Science and ComplexityClosed to new applications 
MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums (2 years)Closed to new applications 
MSc in Environmental ArchaeologyClosed to new applications 
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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