UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme provides a training in archaeology focusing on the analysis of ancient materials and past environments, essential theoretical concepts and field techniques. Archaeological science addresses important questions about past societies, and there are opportunities to participate in current research using our extensive laboratories and wide'ranging reference collections.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Past societies; introduction to archaeological field methods and techniques; interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological problems. Year 2 examples: Texts in archaeology; ancient Egyptian writing and inscriptions; Greek art and architecture; zooarchaeology; geoarchaeology. Year 3 examples: Texts in archaeology; ancient Egyptian writing and inscriptions; Greek art and architecture; zooarchaeology; geoarchaeology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • GCE A-level ABBe-AABe
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 97%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 100%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 100%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 15
Studying 50
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 25
Unknown 5

26% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 19%

Total Coursework: 81%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation