Launch of Gordon Childe Studentships

16 January 2014

V. Gordon Childe

The Institute is pleased to announce the introduction of Gordon Childe Studentships for UK/EU Masters students.

The studentships, named in memory of the eminent archaeologist Gordon Childe, the Director of the Institute of Archaeology from 1946 to 1957, are available to UK/EU fee paying students accepted onto the following programmes:

Three Studentships covering UK/EU fees and a stipend of £11,817 will be available to UK/EU fee paying students for 2014-15. Applications will be considered using the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence – only applicants with a 1st class degree or equivalent with strong references will be considered.
  • Applicants must give an outline of how taking the specific Master's Degree that they have applied for articulates with their future research aspirations.

The deadline for applications is 8 April 2014

Gordon Childe was the first person to write a synthesis of European prehistory. He also developed models for what he called the 'Neolithic Revolution' and 'Urban Revolution', to explain how humans in prehistory developed into settled farming communities, leading to new types of social organisation, spawning cities and civilisations.