UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Scientific analysis is a key tool in the interpretation of archaeological artefact and assemblages. This MSc offers detailed training in the use of scientific techniques for the analysis of archaeological and heritage materials, and a solid background in the archaeology and anthropology of technology allowing students to design and implement archaeologically meaningful scientific projects.

Course Modules

Core modules: Technology and analysis of archaeological materials; options: archaeological ceramic analysis; archaeological glass and glazes; archaeometallurgy 1: mining and extractive metallurgy; archaeometallurgy 2: metallic artefacts; dendrochronology and tree'ring studies; experimental archaeology; geoarchaeology: methods and concepts; interpreting pottery; lithic archaeology; technology in society: archaeology and ethnography in the Andes.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,770  Academic year. First year home fees