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26600 GBP/year
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About

The Archaeology MA offered at the University College London (UCL) is an intensive induction programme on current archaeological theory and interpretive trends which equips students to undertake research in their chosen field. The flexible programme of study serves as an excellent expansion of undergraduate studies or as a self-designed foundation for further postgraduate and professional work.

Overview

The Archaeology MA at the University College London (UCL) provides a wide-ranging introduction to archaeology as a comparative, anthropologically-informed, and socially situated discipline. 

Students develop critically aware perspectives on archaeological practice and research processes and gain an in-depth understanding of approaches to the collection, analysis and interpretation of archaeological data. 

The programme is extremely flexible, with a wide choice of options available allowing students to tailor the programme to their own interests.

Careers

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

Employability

As the most general of the MA/MSc programmes, the experience and skills acquired depends on the optional modules selected, and how those skills are developed through assessed work, developing expertise in the archaeology of specific regions, periods or themes, or specific field, museum and analytical skills. 

All students acquire a detailed understanding of specific theoretical debates and the critical skills to evaluate existing arguments and interpretations and to develop their own research, develop a range of research skills, and design and carry through original research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aegean Prehistory: major themes and current debates
  • African Heritage
  • Archaeologies of Modern Conflict
  • Archaeology of Buddhism
  • Archaeology and Education
  • Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers from the Emergence of Modern Humans
  • Aztec Archaeology: Codices and Ethnohistory
  • British and European Prehistory: Neolithic to Iron Age
  • Comparative Archaeologies of the Americas I: First Peoples to Emerging Complexity
  • Funerary Archaeology
  • Heritage Ethics and Archaeological Practice in the Middle East and Mediterranean
  • Interpreting Pottery
  • Maya Art, Architecture and Archaeology
  • Medieval Archaeology: Select Topics and Current Problems
  • Prehistoric Stone Artefact Analysis
  • Sources and Social Research Methods for Heritage and Archaeology
  • Themes and Debates in Egyptian Archaeology
  • Themes and Debates in Islamic Archaeology and Heritage
  • The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of the Near East: The Emergence of Villages and Urban Societies
  • The Transformation of the Roman Mediterranean

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,450
  • International: £13,300

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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