Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL's Institute of Archaeology provides an unparalleled breadth of teaching and learning provision and opportunities for the supervision of research degrees in most areas of archaeology and heritage studies.
The Archaeology MPhil/PhD programme is offered by University College London (UCL).
The institute's comparative approach encourages a global perspective. Facilities for science-based archaeology are all housed within the department as is the institute's world-renowned library.
Research students are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the institute, with funds available for student-led academic events. The institute's graduate journal - Papers from the Institute of Archaeology - provides opportunities to acquire peer-reviewing and editorial experience.
Doctoral graduates have become university lecturers, senior administrators, senior museum and heritage management curators, postdoctoral researchers on academic projects or for other organisations including the BBC and other media companies.
The UCL Institute of Archaeology has strong links with numerous organisations and universities both internationally and within London and the UK including the British Museum, English Heritage, UNESCO, the Wellcome Trust, the UK Arts Council and numerous national park services across the globe. We host several centres including the Centre for Applied Archaeology, International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology, and the Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies.
In addition, the department holds an extensive range of seminars and lectures generated by our sections, centres and research networks given by guest speakers from across the world and over 200 honorary members of staff who regularly contribute to the life and work of the institute, including offering supervision for research students.
- Archaeological theory
- Archaeology of hunter-gatherer, early agrarian and ancient urban societies
- Comparative archaeology in a global context
- Human palaeobiology, subsistence, diet and health
- Indigenous archaeology
- Museum studies, heritage management and public archaeology
- Palaeoecology and environmental change
- Prehistoric, ancient and classical art
- Quantitative methods and computer applications
- Technology and conservation of ancient materials.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology Ancient History View 21 other PhDs in Archaeology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Master's degree in a relevant discipline (pass of 70% or better including 70% in the dissertation) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International22900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
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