Archaeology BA

University College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 77,867

Entry Requirements

A Levels

  • Grades ABB
  • Subjects No specific subjects.
  • AS Levels A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
  • GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet this requirement following enrolment at UCL.

IB Diploma

  • Points 34
  • Subjects A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

Or other equivalent qualifications.

English Requirement

  • Completed a minimum of twelve months education in a country that UCL considers to be ‘majority English speaking’, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Completed a minimum of eighteen months of work experience in a country that UCL considers to be ‘majority English speaking’, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Completed a school leaving qualification containing English, which UCL considers to meet the CEFR B2 level in all four skills, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment
  • Obtained one of the English language tests accepted by UCL, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrollment. A number of qualifications and tests are recognized, UCL's preferred English language qualification being the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The qualification or test result must have been awarded at the appropriate level (standard, good or advanced).

Curriculum

Year One
Compulsory courses

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Archaeological Problems
  • Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods and Techniques
  • Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • Past Societies

Optional courses
You will select one 0.5 credit option from all year one archaeology options. Options may include:

  • Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology
  • Introduction to European Prehistory
  • Introduction to Greek Archaeology
  • Introduction to Roman Archaeology
  • Peoples and Societies of the Ancient Near East
  • Texts in Archaeology

Year Two
Compulsory courses

  • Current Issues in Archaeological Theory
  • Interpreting Archaeological Data
  • Public Archaeology
  • Research and Presentation Skills

Optional courses
You will select 2.0 credits of optional courses. Archaeology options may include:

  • Advanced Field Techniques
  • Ancient Societies of Amazonia
  • Archaeological Illustration and Imaging
  • Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
  • Archaeometallurgy
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Greek Art and Architecture
  • Introduction to Maritime Archaeology
  • Microscopy and Dating of Archaeological Materials
  • The Archaeology of Mesoamerica
  • Zooarchaeology

Final Year
Compulsory courses

  • Dissertation
  • Fieldwork Portfolio

Optional courses
You will select 2.5 credits of option courses. Archaeology options may include:

  • Ancient Civilisations of Andean South America
  • Archaeology of Human Remains
  • Art and Archaeology of Ancient China
  • Aspects of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain
  • Caribbean Archaeology
  • History, Ethnography and Archaeology of African States
  • Introduction to the Archaeology and Art of South Asia
  • Lithic Technology Practical
  • Maya Civilisation
  • The Archaeology of Neanderthals and their Ancestors

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