Ph.D. On Campus


Cardiff University

36 months
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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 on this Archaeology  programme from Cardiff University. 


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.

Archaeology  programme from Cardiff University aims:

  • To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research, academia, heritage, museums, contract work and consultancy.

Distinctive features

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • British Prehistory
  • European Neolithic
  • The Celtic World
  • The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
  • Medieval Culture and Society
  • Greek and Roman Worlds
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Numismatics
  • Ancient Technologies and Materials Analysis
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Archaeological Heritage Management.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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