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Institute of Archaeology

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BA Archaeology with a Year Abroad Programme Structure

Classes at UCL take the form of lectures and small-group seminars, as well as laboratory sessions. Each degree is structured around a group of Core Modules (which are compulsory for all students enrolled for a particular degree) and each student then takes Optional Modules, which they choose themselves from a wide range of possibilities.

In your first year, you will receive a solid grounding in the both practical and theoretical methods in archaeology, as well as an introduction to major issues in world prehistory. All students take the following six core courses:

You are also asked to choose a 'World Archaeology' (regional/period based) 0.5 module unit option from the full list of available modules. Please note that not all modules will run every year.

Year 2

The second year provides you with a more advanced understanding of archaeology and allows you to develop your own specialised interests by choosing options. All students take the following four core modules:

You are also asked to choose several option modules to the value of 2 module units from the wide range of 2nd and 3rd year modules available each year which should include a 'World Archaeology' regional/period based option (0.5 module unit) and a 'Science/Skills' option (0.5 module unit).

Year 3

Year abroad.

Year 4

In your fourth and final year, you continue to develop knowledge of particular subject areas through a choices of many module options, but are also given the chance to reflect critically on your fieldwork experience during the degree (see below) and to write a 10,000 word dissertation on a detailed subject that you will choose with the help of a supervisor. More precisely, all students do the following:

You are also asked to choose several option courses to the value of 2.0 module units from the wide range of 2nd and 3rd year modules available each year which should include a 'World Archaeology' regional/period based option (0.5 module unit) and a 'Science/Skills' option (0.5 module unit).