Taught course

Urban Archaeology

Institution
UCL - University College London · Institute of Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

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.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The study of urbanisation is an increasingly important aspect of world archaeology and considers how cities have come to dominate human society and whether archaeology can contribute to the shaping of future cities. This MA aims to develop both critical theory and practical approaches in this vital field of academic research.

London is the most intensely studied archaeological site in the world.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and most diverse department of archaeology in the UK. Institute staff have unparalleled expertise across both the chronological and geographic range of urbanism, and in approaches to handling complex urban data.

UCL is located in central London, within walking distance of the British Museum and the British Library. Students benefit from London's many museums, galleries and other archaeological spaces, but in particular have easy access to UCL's own museums and collections, which form a resource of international importance for academic research.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years;

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions and structured reading. Assessment is through written and practical essays, oral examination and the dissertation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3370 1214