Research and education

The reputation of our publications is unparalleled and, with particular expertise in the archaeology of London, our work takes us across the UK and beyond. MOLA maintains strong links with the academic community and seeks to develop partnerships with commercial, academic and community groups to produce truly innovative research.

The MOLA Research Strategy for 2013-17 outlines our current research priorities and is supported by our research ethics standards and guidelines.

If you would like to discuss a potential collaboration or funding opportunity, please contact Natasha Powers, Research Coordinator Application forms can be found on the collaborative student projects page.

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Bench fees

From the start of the academic year 2013/14 applicants for non-collaborative research projects will be charged a bench fee. In return you will receive access to desk and computer as required from 9:30-4:30 on the agreed days and to dedicated, subject appropriate, staff assistance. Fees can be paid by cash, debit/credit card or cheque.

1 day - £70
First week - £300
Subsequent weeks - £250

Fees do not apply to projects for which initial application forms were received before October 2013. If you would like to discuss whether fees are payable for your project, please contact us.