Archaeology: Past Cultural Change, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15100
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Research in the Past Cultural Change (PCC) cluster explores the material manifestations of culture through time and space. We combine innovative scientific methods with theoretically-informed analyses to understand past human experience, bringing together the humanities and the sciences.
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About

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The cluster undertakes research in Ireland, Great Britain and abroad, in particular, the Mediterranean region, territories of the former Soviet Union, the North Atlantic, west Africa and North America, where both staff and research students undertake collaborative projects.
  • Being based in the recently built 14CHRONO Centre has expanded our research facilities and allowed us to extend our research agenda.
  • Facilities include an AMS 14C dating facility, an NEC accelerator mass spectrometer, cold storage for biological materials, drawing office, laboratories for post-excavation, human bone analysis, palynology, plant, snail and insect macrofossils, dendrochronology and animal bone analysis.
  • Students maintain their own research seminar series and attend the fortnightly seminars of the Archaeology and Palaeoecology research clusters, which routinely bring outstanding scholars from abroad as well as Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Current postgraduates come from Ireland, Great Britain, the USA, France, and the Netherlands.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

Research Areas:

  • Development of agriculture and the cultural landscape in Atlantic Europe, Eurasia and its associated economic, chronological and environmental backdrop 
  • Organisation of domestic and ritual space (including landscapes) from prehistory through the post-medieval period in the North Atlantic region 
  • Populations and palaeodiet from Ireland to Eurasia 
  • Refinement of chronologies from selected regions of the world, using the facilities of the 14CHRONO labs 
  • Religion, society and material culture in the central and western Mediterranean 
  • Settlement and economy of medieval and post-medieval Ireland; connections with the New World 
  • Social and bio-archaeological approaches to death, involving the study of mortuary data from Ireland across Eurasia, especially the former Soviet Union

            English Language Requirements

            You need the following IELTS score:

            • Minimum required score: 6.5

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            Academic Requirements

            Entry Requirements:

            A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

            • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
            • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

            ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

            The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

            Tuition Fee Per Year

            • GBP 15100 International
            • GBP 4195 EU/EEA


            Funding


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