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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Archaeology is no longer accepting new applications.

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. 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 £12,159
Maintenance £13,595
Total Annual Commitment £25,754

Fieldtrips 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
subsidized 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.

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:

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

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.

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