UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course examines why certain archaeological sites, including World Heritage Sites, are selected for preservation, and how power relationships and different perceptions of contemporary values impact upon this. It explores approaches to how sites can be successfully managed, conserved and presented to preserve their significance.

Course Modules

Core modules: managing archaeological sites; options: antiquities and the law; applied archaeology in the UK; archaeology and education; archaeological approaches to the human use of space; archaeologies of modern conflict; conservation in practice (conservation management); conservation in practice (preventative conservation); critical perspectives on cultural heritage; cultural heritage and development; cultural memory; geographic information systems in archaeology i; geographic information systems in archaeology ii; issues in conservation (context of conservation); issues in conservation (understanding objects); managing museums; museum and site interpretation; public archaeology; the archaeology of complex urban sites: analytical and interpretative techniques; themes in urban archaeology; world rock art (from Paleolithic to the present).

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
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