PhD Archaeology / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 months [Full-time], 72 months [Part-time]
- Entry requirements
We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. You are strongly advised to discuss a draft proposal with your proposed supervisor(s) prior to formal application.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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Our PhD Archaeology programme will see you undertake substantial original research leading to a thesis that constitutes a genuine contribution to archaeological knowledge. You can undertake your PhD as either a full-time or part-time programme.
Archaeology students often undertake some form of fieldwork as part of their PhD, such as small-scale excavation, survey, rock art recording, and working with museum collections and archives.
You could also carry out qualitative social research in the realm of heritage studies (eg conducting qualitative interviews or participant observation).
Archaeology research at Manchester is characterised by a number of themes, which give a distinctive flavour to our research and teaching. These include the study of:
- history, theory and practice of Archaeology;
- the archaeology of cultural identity;
- landscape, monuments and architecture;
- technology and society;
- death and the body
- archaeological heritage and the contemporary significance of the past.
Our doctoral students participate in a thriving disciplinary research culture, with regular research seminars and an archaeology postgraduate forum run by archaeology PhD students.
Many of our students undertake some undergraduate teaching following appropriate training.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £19,000
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the Department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
The School offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below:
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED: Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED: EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2020-21
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0)161 275 3559
See: About us
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