UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The programme is designed to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of the major problems, theories and approaches in the sociological and anthropological interpretation of the art of pre modern societies.

Course Modules

Core modules: art (interpretation and explanation); options: ancient Italy in the Mediterranean; archaeology of Buddhism; archaeology of Egypt and the near east (a comparative approach); Aztec archaeology (codices and ethnohistory); cities, states and religion; making and meaning in ancient Greek art; making and meaning in ancient roman art; Maya art, architecture and archaeology; the Mediterranean world in the iron age; society and culture in ancient Egypt; world rock art (from Palaeolithic to present); social complexity in early china (from the Neolithic to the early empire).

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) £9,020  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