Student feedback

MA Archaeology

  • "The Institute manages to be global and homely at once, a great place to study about world archaeology and make friends." - Bruna Cigaran da Rocha
  • "The IoA provides positive support and maintains a "can do" approach in all circumstances." - Peter Coe
  • "The MA is a great programme with broad coverage of theory and practical applications in archaeology." - Graham Dixon
  • "The best university in the world to study archaeology."  -  Ileana Echauri Prez
  • "UCL was like a home to me: I studied, worked and made friends here through societies and courses." - Emese Vegh

MA Archaeology and Heritage of Asia

  • "Study hard, go to events at the Institute, get out, and have fun. That, my friend, is graduate school." - Jennifer Lambert

MA Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (now merged with MA Egyptian Archaeology to become MA Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East)

  • "The best experience of my academic career." - Mitch Miranda
  • "The friendly environment of the IoA, the accessibility of the teaching staff with their wide range of specialities and the library makes the experience of studying  archaeology at the IoA very enjoyable." - Ingrid Iversen
  • "The most intellectually stimulating year of my life." - Edward Scott-Clarke 
  • "First-class course and teaching methods." - Vasilis Piccou
  • "This was a really fulfilling degree." -  Erica Cleghorn
  • "My experience in the Institute completely met my expectations."  Aikaterini Kanatselou
  • "A really brilliant year!  I can't believe how quickly it's gone -  I'll really miss the Institute."  Michael Lewis

MA Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East

  • "A great and demanding experience in one of the most stimulating academic environments!" - Andrea Lorenzoni

MA Artefact Studies

  • "The MA in Artefact Studies is a great course - lots of hands on experience and the placement was excellent." - Shona Lindsay
  • "The professors at the IoA are wonderful! They are very approachable and supportive and incredibly generous in sharing their knowledge." - Karime Castillo Cardenas
  • "MA Artefact Studies is a fantastic course for anyone considering a career in museum archaeology." - Felicity Winkley
  • "The MA Artefacts course was not only stimulating, it gave me practical tools I can use in my career as a writer and art consultant." -  Dawn Davis
  • "A most satisfying experience.  Satisfying all my expectations."  -  Paul Whitcombe
  • "I’ve had a wonderful time at UCL, and though it has been a challenge, I would not give up this time I have spent for the world. I am so proud of what I’ve achieved while here." - Louise Bascombe

MA Comparative Art and Archaeology

  • "It was a true learning experience that really opened my eyes." - Erin West
  • "My time with the Archaeology Department was brilliant - the course was immersive and stimulating and the teachers were always approachable and enthusiastic about their subject. Being in the heart of London you are never far away from great museums or galleries to support your studies at UCL." - Grace Fussell
  • "Fantastic learning opportunity surrounded by enthusiastic people." - Laura Quartly
  • "A stimulating place where you can gather all your interests and develop your skills to the maximum." - Santiago Gonzalez Villajos
  • "In a single year I have studied at UCL and worked at the Petrie Museum, never before have I felt so fortunate." - Edmund Connolly

MA Cultural Heritage

  • "The best year of my life!" - Heba Hashmi
  • "The Cultural Heritage MA was everything I needed and expected, and so much more than I could have imagined" - Michelle Graabek
  • "An enriching, wonderful, academic and personal experience!" - Macarena Leon Urcelay
  • "Loved this course - loved UCL." - Nancy Small
  • "My year at the IoA was both the most academcially challenging and the best year of my life!" - Lisa Preville
  • "It will get you thinking, that's for sure." - Elena Payami
  • "A very stimulating year." - Mary O'Toole
  • "This course was interesting, entertaining and thought provoking." - Sian Toogood
  • "Work's hard but its worth it." - Patricia Rafferty
  • "Great place and people, you meet some good friends and have great opportunities." - Colin Ailes
  • "My Masters, which I undertook part-time alongside work in the relevant sector, equipped me with a sound and deep understanding of the issues, theories and ideas surrounding the sector today."  -  Jennifer Bull
  • "Having completed both my undergraduate and masters degrees here, the Institute continues to be the best of the best in all regards.  I hope to do my PhD here too!"  -  Jonathan Gardner
  • "My time at the Institute has been rewarding and fulfilling both academically and personally."  -  Lindsey Keys
  • "The most enthusiastic and inspiring teachers I have ever had."  -  Harriet Louth
  • "Wonderful Institute, thought-provoking degree and supportive lecturers – couldn’t have asked for more!" - Rachel Bray
  • The IoA is a community in itself and everyone is very helpful and friendly." - Miranda Behrens
  • "My experience at the IoA really broadened my academic and professional horizons – a great place with great people!" - Mengran Tie

MA Egyptian Archaeology (now merged with MA Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East to become MA Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East)

  • "The staff at the UCL Institute of Archaeology are the best in the world" - David Colbran
  • "Awesome experience, after 4 years at the Institute, it will be very sad to leave." - Tiffany Heasman
  • "I have loved the MA Egyptian Archaeology, particularly the object-handling course in the Petrie - invaluable experience." - Katherine Piper
  • "I had a very memorable time at the Institute, an experience I will never forget." - Leanne Chorekdjian
  • "Studying at the IoA is a fantastic experience, world reknown lectureres, cutting edge research and all in the heart of London. I loved it." - Sarah Doherty
  • "This year was a tremendous maturing process professionally.  The value of the education I received cannot be overstated."  -  Scottie Baker Jr
  • "The most uplifting experience I've had."  -  Claire Nicholas

MA Managing Archaeological Sites

  • "The best thing about the Institute is the diverse range of programmes allowing you to study anything about archaeology." - Pamela MacQuilkan
  • "I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Institute and have been given every support and encouragement as a mature student." - Jill Hummerstone
  • "The Institute is a great place to study; it has everything; great staff and nice fellow students, excellent support when you need it. A great library on-site, and even its own museum! Most importantly, it has a fantastic atmosphere scholarly yet warm and informal!" - Helen Leicester
  • "Fantastic course with unbelievable support from all the tutors." - Simon Allwood 
  • "A global university for a new globalized world." - Eleni Fragkaki
  • "Fantastic course which provides the practical skills needed to put all the theory into practice."  -  Helen Canby
  • "The past year has been so enjoyable and rewarding.  Not only have I learnt so much about a subject close to my  heart but I have made some life-long friends." -  Nicola Pearce
  • "Best years of my life.  The best place to learn in and have fun doing it."  -  Carla Piper
  • "Exceeded my expectations – a very fulfilling experience!" - Paige Potter
  • "Studying at UCL was like a dream come true. Though it challenged me, I will always be thankful to have studied at the IoA." - Paola Lopez Lara

MA Mediterranean Archaeology

  • "A perfect course in a fantastic department - I couldn't have asked for a better postgraduate experience." - Emily Wright
  • "The educational experience I gained while attending the IoA at UCL is invaluable and unmatched. I would highly recommend UCL to anyone considering it." - Kelsey Cornwell
  • "The best intellectual adventure of my life." - Jan Sienkiewicz

MA Museum Studies

  • "One of the best experiences of my life" - Mariana Garcia De La Noceda Caro
  • "The IoA is a wonderful place to study! I fulfilled a lifelong dream of studying a masters degree at the IoA and I shall always cherish the memory of my time spent here." - Chloe Bent
  • "An intense but highly rewarding course, with great people on both the staff and on the course." - Florence Tyler
  • "Doing an MA at the Institute was one of the best decisions I've ever made." - Constance Wyndham
  • "A fantastic course - it will definitely take me one step closer to my dream job!" - Natalie Boxshall
  • "I had a wonderful and enjoyable student experience at UCL." - Tracey Golding
  • "The MA Museum Studies has prepared me for the 'real' museum world and I am ready to get to work now." - Rosalie Hans
  • "An extremely worthwhile year that successfully bridges the gap between interest and professional practice." - Lucy Elder
  • "The dynamic structure of the course was what made it so worthwhile." - Daniel Slater
  • "UCL has given me a fantastic MA experience.  It has informed and inspired my career aspirations."  -  Sara Brouwer
  • "Great course in a great location.  Loved every minute."  -  Amy Carmichael
  • "Great location, fabulous staff and amazing resources."  -  Lizzie Cooper
  • "Enjoyable as it was challenging and rewarding."  -  Kathryn Swainston
  • "UCL is a world-class university."  -  Kat Wulwick
  • "I can’t think of anywhere I would have rather studied for my masters – lovely staff and excellent teaching!" - Juliet Wilson

MA Principles of Conservation

  • "I have had an amazing time here, learnt a lot and this year has set me up for years ahead." - Letitia Steer
  • "The Institute and its lecturers really work with its students to ensure they get the most from their programmes as possible." - Davina Jakobi
  • "I have enjoyed both my BA and MA studies at the Institute of Archaeology immensely and look forward to using the skills I have learnt in my future career." - Mary Gillespie
  • "To be a part of the historical Institute of Archaeology was both a dream and an achievement, above all with the incredible faculty and resources." - Cuong Nguyen
  • "Not only have I had the best four years, but I feel like I have gained a family - my Institute family." - Jennifer Booth
  • "An excellent course and excellent department." - Hazel Gardiner
  • "Brilliant course with enthusiastic staff."  -  Nichola Harrison
  • "The programme has surpassed my expectations.  I look forward to starting my MSc in the Institute this coming term."  -  Rafael Lopez Bravo
  • "Absolutely fantastic department - First Class." -  Rebecca Pont

MA Public Archaeology

  • "The Institute has been a warm and welcoming home for five years, I would recommend it entirely." - Richard Lewis
  • "The IoA library is a little bit of heaven - so many books - so little time..." - Meredith Laing
  • "The Institute of Archaeology enables students to express their interests and character through its brilliant range of course options and even more brilliant staff!" - Minjae Zoh
  • "Returning to studying at university after 15 years in the workplace was daunting, but the IoA made the transition process genuinely exciting!" - Emily Crosby-Hill
  • "The Institute offers a great range of opportunities and is a great place to research." Paul Burtenshaw
  • "An amazing department with a wonderful sense of community." -  Leah Acheson Roberts
  • "I have enjoyed my time here so much - I don't want to leave.  Excellent resources.  All of the staff are amazing, inspirational and supportive."  -  Scarlett McGrail
  • "I am very pleased I decided to do my MA at UCL.  The services, teaching, libraries and staff have all been excellent."  -  Tommaso Pipan
  • "This year is one of the best years in my life." -  Chayonon Sowana
  • "The course coordinators are enthusiastic and extremely supportive. Best decision for my masters!" - Amanda Cheng
  • "Such a great Institute, and in the best part of London." - Luca Savelli
  • "A wonderful, inspirational experience." Alina Quentmeier
  • "To have not only the best lecturers in the world, but ones who really care, was great!" - Theresa O'Mahony

MA Research Methods

  • "The Institute of Archaeology has been an unforgettable place, intellectually stimulating and rich environment." - Antonio Leonardis

MSc Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology

  • "This masters degree opens many doors, regardless of whether you continue work in the field or elsewhere." - Lauren O'Toole
  • "The most challenging yet rewarding experience of my life." - Meagan Warwick
  • "A world-class education at an incredible university! I would highly recommend this programme to anyone." - Michelle Taylor
  • "Took a leap of faith: gave up my job to return to my studies – and loved every minute!" - Emma Hoornaert
  • "This has been the most challenging, and most rewarding, year of my life!" - Victoria Owen
  • "This course was fantastic; it really challenged me and has made me a better scientist." - Emily Bryson

MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums

  • "Hard work, but wouldn't have missed it for the world!" - Novelette-Aldoni Stewart
  • "Coming back to university at UCL as a mature student has been a great experience!" -  Rosemary Jeffreys
  • "In my 3 years at the Institute I have met so many wonderful people and learned so much from them -  peers and professors alike.  To say I will miss it will be an understatement, UCL has shaped the person I am today."  -  Lyda Muros
  • "Great facilities and breadth of expertise, facilitating cross-disciplinary approaches." - Leif Fredheim
  • "UCL provided the connections and experiences to allow me to pursue my dream career." - Elizabeth Peirce
  • "It’s great to be working in a place with so many areas of archaeological expertise." - Anna Funke

MSc Environmental Archaeology

  • "You work harder than you ever thought possible, but in the end it is worth it!" - Mary Bearman
  • "Studying in London, and especially in a University like UCL, was a great experience." - Anna Spirou
  • "Wonderful, would recommend it to anyone." - Elizabeth Stroud
  • "The IoA continues to build on its heritage of world-renowned archaeological research through the quality of the staff and teaching combined with access to world-class reference collections and research opportunities." - Jon Cogdale
  • "Studying at UCL was an amazing experience. The expertise of the teaching staff is second-to-none and their support and guidance has been invaluable." - Phoebe Heddell-Stevens

MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

  • "I had a good time at the IoA and I do recommend MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis to everyone who is interested in more "technological" approach to the past." - Dawid Kaczmarski
  • "The IoA is the best example of what archaeology should be as a discipline today:  it combines great academic tradition with cutting edge research."  -  Eduardo Herrera Malatesta
  • "Very hard work, very gratifying."  -  Susan Green
  • "I now feel that I have been given the research tools that will allow me to move on to a PhD."  -  Damon Ortega

MSc Forensic Archaeological Science (now merged with MSc Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology to become MSc Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology)

  • "I had a wonderful year at the Institute, the facilities and staff are excellent" - Kirstie Mauchline
  • "UCL was the best choice for me. The best school and amazing professors." - Ashlee Galletta
  • "It was a privilege to study at such a dynamic and ever advancing institution for the past 4 years." - Daniella Afeltra
  • "Doing my masters at UCL has enriched my career prospects and I enjoyed the year so much." - Sophie Barnett
  • "The combination of different backgrounds on the course created great discussion during and after class.  A fantastic course."  -  Helen Clarkson
  • "A challenging course, delivered by first class tutors, in excellent surroundings." -  David Dance
  • "The MSc in Forensic Archaeological Science is excellent; the small class size and quality of teaching are the main draws." -  Lindsay Deuchars
  • "Fantastic and well-worth-it experience!  Thank you!!" -  Vivienne Harris

MSc Palaeoanthroplogy and Palaeolithic Archaeology

  • "I would recommend the PAPA programme to anyone serious about learning about the palaeolithic. The quality and variety of opportunity at UCL is second to none." - Peter Thompson
  • "I am so glad that I came to the IoA to do my masters degree: great staff, motivated coursemates and a great city; all together a great place to study" - Dorien de Vries
  • "Best archeological institute in the world." - Charles Clarke
  • "I felt so welcome at the IoA." - Cory Stade
  • "The Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic archaeology course has been on of the most profound journeys of my life." -  Phil Hawker 
  • "It was a great course." -  Joanna Stone
  • "I've enjoyed every minute." -  Mick Vernon
  • "I am so glad I came to UCL to do my Master's degree: great staff, motivated coursemates and a great city: all together a great place to study." - Dorien de Vries

MSc Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology (now merged with MSc Forensic Archaeological Science to become MSc Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology)

  • "Fantastic teaching and an amazing experience." - Sarah Paris
  • "I've been exposed to a wealth of knowledge and ideas this year. Wouldn't trade it for anything." - Kellie Liston
  • "I absolutely loved this course - thank you!" - Cara Hirst
  • "Inspiring and friendly staff, have really enjoyed my time here and would recommend the MSc in Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology." - Louisa Cunninghum
  • "Absolutely brilliant course! The lecturers are helpful, friendly and seem to know everything! Would definitely recommend this course!" - Rebecca Schofield
  • "Considering the prestige of the department I found everyone friendly, approachable and supportive." - Hayley Dunn
  • "A well-rounded and a unique program with access to world-class collections and knowledge."  -  Liam Lanigan 

MSc Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Material (now MSc Archaeological Science: Technology and Materials)

  • "Excellent support and flexibility shown to mature students." - Lynn Biggs
  • "Thank you for fulfilling my dream of studying Archaeometallurgy."  -  Pira Venunan
  • "An absolutely brilliant course and a brilliant place to study." - Jonathan Wood
  • "The best learning experiences were the practical exercises – lots of work in the lab." - Adriana Tormos Abadia

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