UCL Qatar

UCL, in partnership with Qatar Foundation, has created UCL Qatar, a leading centre of excellence for the study of cultural heritage.

Master's Programmes



Established in 1826 as one of the first universities committed to opening up higher education to students of any race, class or religion and to fostering creativity and critical thinking, UCL continues to direct its teaching and research into addressing real-world problems today. 


UCL Qatar has been established in partnership with Qatar Foundation (QF) and Qatar Museums, positioning Qatar as the centre of excellence in museum practice and library studies in the region. The UCL Qatar campus builds upon UCL's renowned strengths in Archaeology, Conservation, Librarianship and Museum studies.


UCL Qatar undertakes research, graduate-level teaching, continuing professional development for museum professionals, and public outreach in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, Museum Studies and Librarianship, with a particular focus on the Arab and Islamic World. In Qatar, the department forms part of QF's Education City initiative on the western outskirts of Doha and works in partnership with the more recently established Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

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Student services

Our Facilities

  • An expansive library housing a comprehensive and rapidly growing collection of archaeology, conservation and cultural heritage materials and literature
  • Computer cluster rooms
  • Private study rooms
  • Ultra-modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms
  • A large cafeteria

Housing services

  • Student Houses - students share kitchen facilities (cooker, refrigerator, freezer and microwave) to prepare their own meals.
  • Hall of Residence - meals (usually breakfast and an evening dinner) are included.
  • Intercollegiate Halls of Residence -  these halls are available to students attending any college of the University of London, including UCL. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily and lunch is available at weekends.

Library services

UCL Qatar is rapidly building the premier collection in Qatar for education in cultural heritage and related subjects. The materials housed within UCL Qatar Library complement the degree programmes we offer, with extensive subject collections in Islamic Archaeology and the Archaeology of the Arab World (Middle East and North Africa), Archaeological Materials Science and Islamic material culture.

Student Life

Campus life

UCL Qatar is located in Doha’s Education City. Students at UCL Qatar benefit from truly exceptional facilities including:

  • An expansive library housing a comprehensive and rapidly growing collection of archaeology, conservation and cultural heritage materials and literature
  • Computer cluster rooms
  • Ultra-modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms
  • Student common room
  • A large cafeteria

Students from each of the universities at Education City come together and interact in many ways. They collaborate in student activities and compete in cross-campus sports tournaments. The array of facilities available to UCL students at Education City includes a student bookstore, cinema, sports centers, plus numerous coffee shops.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Its was great journeys

Student Life at UCL Qatar 2019/20
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

A number of things interested and helped me to like UCL Qatar. The learning environment was conducive for both international and local students because UCL Qatar made available a variety of study spaces and materials. In addition, the experienced teaching staff provided guidance to students without favoritism. Study tours added color to my experience. This aspect made the...

Anonymous rated 2.5 out of 5 stars

London is quite expensive to live.


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