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Research degree

Archaeology MPhil/PhD

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

A Master's degree in a relevant discipline (pass of 70% or better including 70% in the dissertation) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English language requirement: Good

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Funding

Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2014 in the area of literature, language and history.

Competitive applications for AHRC awards for MPhil/PhD study may be made via the Institute of Archaeology. The admissions deadline for those wishing to be considered for AHRC funding is likely to be early December. Please contact the institute for details.

Kathleen Kenyon Awards

Value:
£4,000
Duration:
1 year

Gordon Childe Studentship

Value:
UK/EU fees plus stipend
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • British Museum, Deputy National Finds Advisor, 2011,
  • University of Cape Town, Director of Global Projects, 2011,
  • Initiative for Heritage Conservancy, Visiting Research Fellow, 2011,
  • UCL, Research Assistant, 2011,
  • Swansea University Egypt Centre, Curator, 2011,

Employability

The Institute of Archaeology has strong links with numerous organisations and universities both internationally and within London and the UK including: British Museum: English Heritage, UNESCO, the Wellcome Trust, the UK Arts Council, numerous national park services across the globe. We host several centres including Centre for Applied Archaeology, International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology and Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Student / staff ratios › 60 staff › 263 taught students › 130 research students

Department: Institute of Archaeology

Degree reviews

Staff review

"The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain."

Dr Rodney Harrison

Subject: Archaeology MPhil/PhD

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

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Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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