Department of Archaeology | PhD Archaeology 36 months PHD Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Archaeology

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

PhD Archaeology at Durham University

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Our top-rated, internationally-acclaimed department supports early-career researchers to pursue innovative research projects and develop their ideas, skill sets, networks and intellectual horizons, toward building professional or academic careers in Archaeology, Heritage, Museums, Conservation, and beyond.


We have a world-class reputation for teaching and research, being regularly ranked one of the top two Archaeology departments in the UK (e.g. Research Excellence Framework [REF] 2014 and 2021) and one of the top-ten globally (World University QS rankings 2023).


PhD: three years of full-time or six years of part-time research and writing, plus another year of continuation writing up time where needed, producing a dissertation of up to 100,000 words. The subject of your thesis will be a substantial piece of original research where you demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research. In consultation with the supervisor and department, the candidate may substitute the traditional dissertation with a collection of related publications tied together with introduction and conclusions.


A PhD will be necessary for those who wish to pursue a career in a University setting, in research and/or teaching. Applicants will normally have a masters-level qualification in a related area, evidence of previous research training, and a strong project proposal developed with a supervisor in department prior to application.


Many of our postgraduates move into an academic career, either teaching or by taking up post-doctoral research positions in universities. Others join museums or national and regional heritage organisations. Some work in professional archaeology, in national or local planning departments, while others elect to use their analytical and presentation skills to gain positions in industry, commerce and government.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Archaeology

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

PhD Archaeology at Durham University

[email protected]


Our top-rated, internationally-acclaimed department supports early-career researchers to pursue innovative research projects and develop their ideas, skill sets, networks and intellectual horizons, toward building professional or academic careers in Archaeology, Heritage, Museums, Conservation, and beyond.


We have a world-class reputation for teaching and research, being regularly ranked one of the top two Archaeology departments in the UK (e.g. Research Excellence Framework [REF] 2014 and 2021) and one of the top-ten globally (World University QS rankings 2023).


PhD: three years of full-time or six years of part-time research and writing, plus another year of continuation writing up time where needed, producing a dissertation of up to 100,000 words. The subject of your thesis will be a substantial piece of original research where you demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research. In consultation with the supervisor and department, the candidate may substitute the traditional dissertation with a collection of related publications tied together with introduction and conclusions.


A PhD will be necessary for those who wish to pursue a career in a University setting, in research and/or teaching. Applicants will normally have a masters-level qualification in a related area, evidence of previous research training, and a strong project proposal developed with a supervisor in department prior to application.


Many of our postgraduates move into an academic career, either teaching or by taking up post-doctoral research positions in universities. Others join museums or national and regional heritage organisations. Some work in professional archaeology, in national or local planning departments, while others elect to use their analytical and presentation skills to gain positions in industry, commerce and government.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

3 Years
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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