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UCAS CODE: F400

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In this programme some of the world's leading researchers introduce essential archaeological concepts, issues, and analytical techniques. Through your selection of optional modules, field projects and dissertation topics you will also develop knowledge of particular chronological periods, geographical areas and specialist skills to support your own interests and development.

Degree benefits

  • UCL is currently ranked 3rd in the world for archaeology in the QS World Rankings, and 2nd in the UK in the Guardian Newspaper's University Guide 2021 League Table, with a score of 74.7/100, the Institute provides a world-class environment for students at all levels of study.

  • The Institute of Archaeology's degree programmes offer a huge variety of optional modules, covering a diverse range of archaeological topics in both a theoretical and a practical manner.

Your learning

You will be taught using a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, either field or laboratory-based. Full use is made of our extensive teaching and reference collections and close connections to the national museums and collections of London.

Assessment

Coursework, typically 1,500-2,500 word essays, is used to assess most modules. Most compulsory modules and some optional modules involve an examination element too. The completion of 70 days' fieldwork is a requirement for all students in archaeology.

Careers

Throughout the degree, which includes 70 days of fieldwork, students develop the ability to work collaboratively and effectively within teams as well as working independently in order to execute research. Students develop strong research and analytical skills and an appreciation of the importance of recovering primary data through practical experience.

Students learn to communicate effectively verbally, visually and in writing to diverse audiences and develop a sensitivity to different cultures. They also develop excellent transferrable skills providing the experience necessary to work both within the archaeology, heritage and museum sector and in numerous sectors outside of the discipline.

Our graduates go on to work in a diverse range of fields from archaeology (fieldwork, research and academia), heritage, museums, the UK civil service, politics, police, law, engineering, business - the possibilities are extremely wide and varied.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 28,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 33 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    162 83%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    16th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    2

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