The Department of Archaeology from University of Cambridge offers an outstanding environment for research and supervision leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Archaeology on a wide range of archaeological topics ranging in time from the Palaeolithic to the modern day, and in space from the Americas to the UK and Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Australia. We also specialise in archaeological theory, heritage studies, African studies, Assyriology, Egyptology and archaeological science.
All PhD students are assigned a supervisor and an advisor and may have additional co-supervisors and/or advisors who make up their ‘supervisory team’. You will have frequent meetings with your supervisor and other team members, either together or individually. PhD students receive a progress review at the end of their second and fourth terms.
These assessments take the form of a progress report and interview with their supervisor and other teaching staff at the end of the second term and a 10,000-word pilot study and research outline at the end of the fourth term.
- Thesis / Dissertation
This work will represent a significant and novel contribution to the fields of Archaeology, Assyriology, Egyptology or Heritage Studies. After submission an oral examination (viva) is required.
All PhD students are required to keep a PhD Progress Log. The log is intended to record personal development and any training received. It is also used to keep note of personal and administrative milestones as they are achieved.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology History View 21 other PhDs in Archaeology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Reasons for applying (2500 characters)
- Research proposal
- Sample of work
- Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Merit).
International25758 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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