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Postgraduate Study

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 Funding for Postgraduate Students page on the Department website. There is also a page specific to Mesopotamian funding here.

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 £12,903
Maintenance £14,724
Total Annual Commitment £27,627

Fieldtrips specified as part of the course do not incur additional costs to students.

Costs may be incurred by students in the course of data collection or fieldwork for their dissertation depending on their topic. Such topics or methods are not prescribed and alternative projects incurring no additional costs will be available to all students.

Costs of course-organised opportunities such as trips to e.g. the British Museum Archives may be reimbursed on application to Departmental funds.

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Key Information

10 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

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Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
April 26, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.

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