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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 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 £9,111
Maintenance £15,250
Total Annual Commitment £24,361

Additional costs may be incurred in relation to fieldwork or research trips. It is possible to apply for additional funding to cover some of these costs. Additional costs may also be incurred in the case of laboratory based research. Applicants should discuss any additional costs with their potential supervisor prior to application.

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
April 26, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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