Facilities and Staff
The Institute of Archaeology and Department of Anthropology provide a very stimulating environment for postgraduate study. In combination, they have over 100 academic staff and 450 Masters and Doctoral students coming from over 40 countries. Each department has excellent library and laboratory facilities and the resources of the British Library, British Museum and Natural History Museum are nearby.
The teaching staff for this degree bring
together a range and depth of expertise that is arguably unparalleled at
other institutions. The main staff involved in the MSc degree are
listed below with links to their webpages. Each of the staff are
involved in field projects and there may be opportunities for
involvement in these.
- Andrew Garrard (Archaeology) specialises in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic of Western Asia, reconstruction of past environments, food procurement systems and site formation processes. Field projects in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
- Maria Martinon-Torres (Anthropology) specialises in Hominin palaeobiology, palaeopathology and dental anthropology. Field projects in Spain and China.
- Christophe Soligo (Anthropology) has research interests that include the adaptive origin of primate radiations, evolutionary anatomy and palaeoecology.
- Ignacio de la Torre (Archaeology) is a specialist in palaeolithic archaeology, lithic technology, site formation processes and hunter-gatherer studies. Field projects in East Africa and Spain.
- Nick Ashton (Archaeology)
- Manuel Arroyo-Kalin (Archaeology)
- Jennifer French (Archaeology)
- Philip Hopley (Birkbeck College)
- Louise Martin (Archaeology)
- Kit Opie (Anthropology)
- Simon Parfitt (Archaeology)
- Matt Pope (Archaeology)
- Volker Sommer (Anthropology)
- James Steele (Archaeology)
- Rhiannon Stevens (Archaeology)
- Mark Thomas (Genetics)
- 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
- A significant number of the graduate students from this programme have gone on to take PhDs at UCL, elsewhere in the UK and in other countries. A number of those have been awarded prestigious scholarships to cover their costs. Other graduates have gone on to work in cultural resource management and museums, and others have used their skills to pursue careers in fields such as teaching and business.
Further Information and Application Forms
- Applications can be accepted from 1st November to 28th July 2017
- For further details, please email Andrew Garrard or the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.