Institute of Archaeology


Further information

How much archaeological fieldwork is involved?

On arrival at UCL, you will participate in our long-established Experimental Archaeology course, spending four days away from London to do things like pottery making, copper smelting, flint-knapping, wood working, and collecting and processing wild foods. This is both an opportunity to learn about life in the past first-hand and to get to know each other and our staff in an informal setting. As part of your degree you are required to complete 70 days of archaeological fieldwork, which you can spread across the three years of study. In your third year you will produce a portfolio describing your fieldwork experiences.

What is the difference between the BA and BSc degrees?

Students reading for these degrees take the same core courses in their first year. Those following the BSc route will normally then follow more science-based courses, although they may also choose some arts-based courses as well. Suitably-qualified students may also take course units in other UCL departments.