UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Mediterranean is the world's largest inland sea and a key theatre in which the people of Europe, western Asia and North Africa have interacted since Palaeolithic times. Mediterranean archaeology, one of the world's richest sources for the reconstruction of ancient societies, reveals different, more tolerant templates, which are fundamental to the negotiation of the present and creation of a viable future.

Course Modules

Core modules: themes, thought and theory in world archaeology (foundations); Mediterranean dynamics; Mediterranean prehistory or the Mediterranean in the Iron Age; options: the Aegean from first farmers to Minoan states; the late Bronze Age Aegean; archaeology of Egypt and the Near East (a comparative approach); ancient Cyprus (colonisation, copper and city'state) ; ancient Italy in the Mediterranean; British and European prehistory (Neolithic to Iron Age); the Mediterranean world in the Iron Age; society and culture in ancient Egypt; Egyptian archaeology (an object'based theoretical approach); evolution of Paleolithic and Neolithic societies in the Near East; Near Eastern material cultures 1 (Neolithic and early Bronze Age); near eastern material cultures 2 (middle Bronze Age through the Iron Age); themes, thought and theory in world archaeology (current topics); making and meaning in Ancient Greek art; making and meaning in ancient Roman art.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in archaeology or a related 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