London, United Kingdom

An Archaeological History of London

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

This module will provide students with a grounding in the historical geography and chronological development of the city in which they are now living.

Commerce and Catastrophe: London AD 50-1700 will introduce students to some of the sources used to compile that history, and some of the key surviving sites, buildings, monuments, museums and archaeological collections that can be used to illustrate that development.

The module will be delivered through a series of classroom presentations and discussions, and supplemented by a series of field trips and museum visits.

Course leader

Gustav Milne is an honorary senior lecturer at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, and Project Director of the Thames Discovery Programme. Gustav worked as a professional rescue archaeologist for the Museum of London for nearly 20 years and has collaborated

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Have an understanding of the city’s development from AD 50 to 1700;

Have an understanding of the city’s historical geography;

Be familiar with key published sources for the study of London’s early history;

Have an understanding of key differences between archaeological and historical sources;

Have a familiarity with key museums, collections, sites and monuments that support such studies.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: UCL offers accommodation in a vibrant area in the heart of London which costs £1100 per 3-week Session.