UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The aim of this programme is to develop a comparative appreciation of the cultural histories and heritage of Asia, moving chronologically from early human history, through movements towards the Neolithic, and the rise of cities and states, to the present day by looking at current debates around conservation ethics, reconstruction and authenticity of archaeological remains.

Course Modules

Core modules: Themes, thought and theory in world archaeology (foundations); archaeologies of Asia; archaeological heritage management in Asia; dissertation. Optional modules include: archaeology and education; archaeology and ethnicity; cities, states and religion in ancient Asia; archaeology of Buddhism; critical perspectives on cultural heritage; critical perspectives on cultural heritage in China; cultural memory; social complexity in China (from the Neolithic to the early Empire); managing museums; managing archaeological sites; public archaeology; the archaeology of complex urban sites (analytical and interpretative techniques); themes in urban archaeology.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in archaeology or a related subject (such as geography, history, anthropology) 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