We have active research contacts with:
- National Museums of Scotland
- Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
- Historic Environment Scotland
You will be assigned two supervisors who will provide expert academic guidance on your chosen research topic. You will meet regularly to discuss your progress and research plans, as well as drafts of your thesis/dissertation chapters, conference papers and potential articles.
In addition to individual supervision, all our PhD students pursue an individually tailored programme of research and professional skills training agreed with their supervisors.
PhD students in the Archaeology programme at The University of Edinburgh develop a highly valued set of research and professional skills which enable them to go on to a wide variety of careers including academia and in sectors such as museums and heritage, commercial or developer-funded archaeology, the civil service and teaching.
Focal areas of research include:
- human–environment interactions
- the transition from hunter-gatherer to farming communities
- the development of complex societies
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
If you are applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.
DisciplinesArchaeology History View 19 other PhDs in Archaeology in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or international equivalent.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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