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.
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.
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
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology History View 21 other PhDs in Archaeology in United Kingdom
- 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
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Glasgow
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