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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Archaeology 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 are highly competitive. The Department of Archaeology enters exceptionally strong candidates for Gates Cambridge, AHRC and ESRC scholarships and scholarship schemes administered by the Cambridge Trust.

The Department of Archaeology also administers several funds which aim to support archaeological fieldwork 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 £9,858
Maintenance £18,625
Total Annual Commitment £28,483

Students may have to bear additional costs in relation to PhD-associated data collection, research visits or fieldwork. These costs will be specific to the individual student and project. The Department considers the intellectual merit of proposed projects as well as the availability of appropriate supervision and resources. Applicants must discuss any potential costs for all aspects of their research with their potential supervisor prior to application. You should include with your research statement a listing of specific resource needs for your research (such as travel requirements, likely budgets, laboratory equipment, fieldwork etc).  

Once students are in the Department there are limited Department funds for which students can apply to cover such additional costs. However, this is likely to be insufficient to cover substantial costs, so students are likely to have to find additional funding elsewhere, e.g. University/College or external funding.

If you study part-time, the University Composition Fee will be 60% of the annual full-time fee for 5 years; or 75% of the annual full-time fee for 4 years.

Key Information

3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Study Mode : Research

Doctor 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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