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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Archaeological Research is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

There are many different sources of funding available to support UK and international students at the Department of Archaeology but full scholarships for MPhil students are highly competitive. The Department of Archaeology enters exceptionally strong MPhil candidates for Gates Cambridge and scholarship schemes administered by the Cambridge Trust.

The Department of Archaeology also administers several funds which aim to support archaeological fieldwork, Egyptology and Assyriology at MPhil level and will endeavour to support students in obtaining funding from University and external sources.

For further information about funding opportunities at the Department of Archaeology consult the Funding for Postgraduate Students page on the Department website. 

General Funding Opportunities

Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £13,554
Maintenance £15,521
Total Annual Commitment £29,075

Additional costs may be incurred in relation to fieldwork or research trips. Applicants should discuss any additional costs with their potential supervisor prior to application.

Key Information

10 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
April 24, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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