UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Institute of Archaeology is one of the largest and most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in the world, as evidenced by its leading position in university league tables and National Student Survey results. Research focuses on the following areas: Archaeological theory; Archaeology of hunter-gatherer, early agrarian and ancient urban societies; Comparative archaeology in a global context; Human palaeobiology, subsistence, diet and health; Indigenous archaeology; Museum studies, heritage management and public archaeology; Palaeoecology and environmental change; Prehistoric, ancient and classical art; Quantitative methods and computer applications; Technology and conservation of ancient materials. Doctoral graduates have become university lecturers, senior administrators, senior museum and heritage management curators, postdoctoral researchers on academic projects or for other organisations including the BBC and other media companies.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,210 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,210 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £20,170 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,605 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,605 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £10,150 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a Master's degree in a relevant discipline (pass of 70% or better including 70% in the dissertation) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100