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Postgraduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

There are many different sources of funding available to support UK/EU 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 Graduate 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 £12,159
Maintenance £13,595
Total Annual Commitment £25,754

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

A non-compulsory field trip to Wessex, available to all MPhil students in the Department, is charged at a heavily
subsidised rate.

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.

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Key Information


11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
April 26, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

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