UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The programme is ideally suited to students seeking to combine advanced study of these regions with new technical and interpretative skills, and offers an ideal grounding for doctoral research.

Course Modules

Core modules: archaeology of Egypt and the Near East: a comparative approach; themes, thought and theory in world archaeology: foundations; and 1 of the following: Near Eastern material cultures i: Neolithic and early Bronze; near Eastern material cultures ii: middle Bronze Age through the Iron Age; society and culture in Ancient Egypt; options: students normally choose a minimum of 2 from the following outstanding range of options: ancient Cyprus: colonisations, copper and city'states (by arrangement with King's College London); archaeologies of Asia; beyond chiefdoms: archaeologies of African political complexity; climate change and human responses in Holocene Africa; coptic language and culture; Egyptian archaeology: an object'based theoretic approach; evolution of Palaeolithic and Neolithic societies in the near east; late Egyptian language and texts; Mediterranean dynamics; Mediterranean prehistory; Middle Egyptian language; Near Eastern material cultures i: Neolithic and early Bronze Age; near Eastern material cultures ii: middle Bronze Age through the Iron Age; old and middle Egyptian texts; society and culture in ancient Egypt; the Aegean from first farmers to Minoan states; the late Bronze Age Aegean; the Mediterranean world in the Iron Age; subject to approval a third module can be taken from the overall options available at the Institute of Archaeology or more widely within UCL and the University of London.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Bachelor's degree in archaeology or a related subject 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) £9,020  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) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees