Based in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, you join a vibrant academic and research community, proud of our reputation for training the next generation of researchers.
Supervised by experts, our postgraduates encounter exciting opportunities to debate and exchange ideas, whether through our internationally-connected Research Centres or numerous seminar series.
Our projects across disciplines continue to advance research, supported by partners ranging from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to the Wellcome Trust.
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research, academia, heritage, museums, contract work and consultancy.
- Wide geographical coverage in research groups, from north-west Scotland to the Levant and Egypt.
- Broad chronological coverage, from early Holocene to the medieval period.
|Mode of study||Full-time, part-time|
|Full-time duration||PhD 3 years, MPhil 1 year|
|Part-time duration||PhD 5 years, MPhil 2 years|
|Start dates||January, April, July, October|
We offer a full range of expertise in the archaeology of Britain, Europe and the Mediterranean from 5000 BC-1000 AD, with particular strengths in the following research areas:
- British Prehistory
- European Neolithic
- The Celtic World
- The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
- Medieval Culture and Society
- Greek and Roman Worlds
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Technologies and Materials Analysis
- Archaeological Heritage Management.
Information on the school's programmes in conservation can be found on the Archaeology Research Degrees web page.
UK government postgraduate doctoral loans
Candidates for the Professional Doctorate programme may be eligible to apply for a UK government postgraduate doctoral loan.Find out more about UK government postgraduate doctoral loans
We are delighted to be part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
UK and EU students
Students from outside the EU
Suitable for graduates in archaeology, history, ancient history, conservation science and chemistry, and other related and relevant disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and biological and physical sciences.
Applicants should normally possess a master's degree in a subject related to their research interests.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS). Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details.