UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course is for people with a personal passion for material culture, materials innovations, crafts, designs, heritage, and the cultural issues which they present. Some are social scientists rethinking the engagement of anthropology, ethnography and material culture; others are designers or makers exploring cultural and social issues.

Course Modules

Core modules: materials, anthropology and design; options: anthropology of the built environment; anthropology of art and design; mass consumption and design; anthropology of cultural heritage and museum anthropology; social construction of landscape; ethnographic film; archaeobotanical analysis in practice; archaeometallurgy 1 (mining and extractive technology); archaeometallurgy 2 (metallic artefacts); archaeological glass and glazes; interpreting pottery; lithic analysis; archaelogical ceramics and plaster; issues in conservation (understanding objects).

Course Additional Entry

Normally 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) £9,020  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