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Archaeology, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Archaeology programme at University of Glasgow has an active postgraduate community, carrying out research on a wide range of topics from the Mesolithic to the present day and from Northern Scandinavia to the Eastern Mediterranean.
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Overview

The postgraduates in Archaeology at University of Glasgow enjoy one of the university’s most supportive, collaborative and friendly communities on campus. Intellectually, it’s a very generous group, with lots of opportunities on offer to MLitt and PhD students to get involved in existing projects or start new ones together, whether in the field or the classroom, or through conferences and publications.

STUDY OPTIONS

A Doctor of Philosophy may be awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication.

Thesis Length:70,000-100,000 words, including references, bibliography and appendices (other than documentary appendices).

If undertaking a practice-based doctorate the thesis will consist of a shorter word length, to be negotiated with your supervisor, but not normally under 40,000 words, in addition to a substantive piece, or pieces, of practice.

The best example of this is our own publication Love Archaeology Magazine, where there are ample chances for authors, researchers, editors, photographers and creative types to get involved.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our key strengths are:

  • Scottish archaeology, particularly in the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and the Celtic, Pictish and Viking areas
  • Mediterranean archaeology, from Spain to Turkey, from Bronze Age mining to postcolonial studies
  • historical archaeology, from the classical period to the 20th century
  • the use of aerial photographic and satellite imagery for the understanding of landscape history through aerial archaeology
  • battlefield and conflict archaeology
  • Postgraduate community

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

    Research proposal

    Candidates are required to provide a single page outline of the research subject proposed (approximately 1000 words). This need not be a final thesis proposal but should include:

    • a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
    • the question that your research will address
    • an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
    • an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
    • a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
    • a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
    • an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult

    Your application, including your references and research proposal, will be passed to members of staff whose expertise and research interests most closely match the area of your proposed study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17620 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Alumni discount

A 10% discount is available to University of Glasgow alumni. This includes graduates and those who have completed a Junior Year Abroad, Exchange programme or International Summer School at the University of Glasgow. The discount is applied at registration for students who are not in receipt of another discount or scholarship funded by the University. No additional application is required.

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