Further information

Facilities and Staff

The Institute of Archaeology provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate study, with over 290 registered Masters students and 120 MPhil/PhD students and extensive facilities. Its outstanding archaeological library is complemented by University College London's main library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries. Past students on this degree programme have made very effective use of the resources at the British Museum's Centre for Anthropology and the Museum of London.

The teaching staff for this degree bring together a range and depth of expertise that is arguably unparalleled at other institutions.

Ulrike Sommer worked both in archaeological museums and open air museums and was museum advisor for Lüchow-Danneberg. Her research interests include lithics, the Neolithisation of Europe, archaeological taphonomy and the history of archaeology. She runs the research Project „Between the Mountains and the Flood - Early Neolithic Settlement Archaeology in Northwestern Romania” and has been conducting excavations of the Starcevo-Criș settlement of Tășnad-Sere since 2012.

Other members of the UCL Institute of Archaeology who are involved in teaching this course are:

Rachael Sparks, Stuart Laidlaw, James Hales and Martin Schmidt (Landesmuseum Hannover, honorary). Teaching is also done by Sam Moorehead and Craig Williams (British Museum), Stephanie Smith (Kings’s College), Jackie Keily (Museum of London) and Alexander Bliss (FLO for Suffolk).

Funding Opportunities

  • For details of Departmental funding opportunities please click here
  • A list of the funding opportunities available for students taking taught Masters programmes is provided by the Student Funding Office.

While you are here

After you leave

  • Some recent graduates of the programme have gone on to do PhDs while others have pursued an incredibly wide range of professional careers both within and beyond archaeology.

Further Information and Application Forms

  • Applications are normally accepted any time from 1st November to 28th July unless there are no longer any places available.
  • For further details, please email the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.

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