UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course provides training in the documentation and interpretation of artefacts from archaeological sites and museum collections. Students benefit from a placement within a museum or an archaeological unit where experience will be gained in the practice of finds analysis.

Course Modules

Core modules: approaches to artefact studies; options: antiquities and the law; archaeological ceramic analysis; archaeological glass and glazes; archaeometallurgy i: mining and extractive metallurgy; archaeometallurgy ii: metallic artefacts; art: interpretation and explanation; British and European prehistory: Neolithic to Iron Age; experimental archaeology; funerary archaeology; interpreting pottery; issues in conservation: understanding objects; lithic analysis.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in archaeology or related subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,665  Academic year. First year home fees