UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Funding
For admission in Autumn 2013:
AHRC funding for postgraduate degrees (both taught and research) will be available through the Block Grant Partnership scheme to UK and EU students (Fees only).
We have not yet received confirmation from the AHRC of their deadlines so please note that these are currently suggested deadlines only and may be subject to change:
In order to be eligible for the AHRC postgraduate competition, you must have submitted a complete admissions application form (including both references) by Friday 25th January 2013 at the very latest, stating clearly that you wish to be considered for AHRC funding Download an admissions application form here.
If you are applying for the Doctoral Scheme please note that there are two panels for this scheme (Archaeology and Museum Studies) but the application process remains the same (outlined above).
For Archaeology the panel will consider all subject areas except and any Forensic or Skeletal or Dental Bioarchaeology based topics (as the AHRC will not fund these subject areas). If your topic falls within Museums, Heritage and Public Archaeology you can apply to both panels (see below). Only applicants with distinctions (70% or better, including 70% in the dissertation) in Archaeology, Anthropology and other relevant Masters programmes are encouraged to apply.
For Museum Studies, the selection panel welcomes applications with strong, theoretically-informed research proposals engaging with any area of museum and conservation studies. Only applicants with distinctions (70% or better, including 70% in the dissertation) in Museum Studies, Conservation, Material Culture Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology and other relevant Masters programmes are encouraged to apply.
Please note that studentships are limited and highly competitive. All applications are assessed on both the research proposal and academic excellence. The total number of studentships available per scheme is as follows:
Preparation Masters Scheme
Preparation Masters Scheme
Doctoral Award Scheme
1: Museum Studies /
Heritage Award Doctoral Scheme
If you are applying to the MA in Museum Studies, MA in Principles of Conservation or the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums please refer to the Museum Studies website as these degrees are considered under a different panel.
Please note that if you are applying on-line your application won't be uploaded until both of your referees have submitted their references on-line.
You may submit an application in hard copy though please note that the application fee will be £50 as opposed to £25 for on-line applications.
Your application will only be considered complete once both references have been submitted. You will receive an automatic email confirming when your references have been submitted.
You will also need to complete the Institute of Archaeology's own AHRC Statement Form.
Please note that the AHRC statement form is separate from your Admissions application. If you are submitting additional documentation such as transcripts copies should be made for both your Admissions application and your AHRC statement form and these should be clearly marked.
Your AHRC Statement form needs to be received by the Department, in hard copy, no later than 1st March 2013. Please note that electronic copy will not be accepted and applications must include two letters of academic reference. References submitted as part of your admissions application cannot be used as a substitute.
Following receipt of your AHRC application the Institute will review and rank candidates in early March 2013. We regret that due to high demand for a limited number of awards not all applicants will be called to interview. The highest ranked candidates will be interviewed on 18th March 2013; invitations to these interviews will be emailed one week before the proposed interview date and you are strongly urged to be available, as non-attendance may be prejudicial to your success. A list of selected candidates and a reserve list will then be forwarded to the relevant UCL committee for consideration. The final selected candidates will be asked to complete an online application form to the AHRC by 28th June, with UCL's submission of nominations also reaching the AHRC by 28th June.
If you have any queries please contact contact Lisa Daniel, Graduate Programmes Administrator.