Entry 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.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

This MA provides training in the documentation and interpretation of artefacts from archaeological sites and museum collections. Students will work with original finds from the rich collection of the Institute of Archaeology. Teaching includes a mixture of lectures, seminars and practicals with various types of artefacts, including pottery, worked flint and metals. Students will develop basic skills in cleaning, marking, describing, measuring, photographing and drawing artefacts, as well as producing a finds catalogue at professional level. We will discuss and train the identification of raw materials as well methods of classification and typology and the production and use of finds mapping.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214