Research course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in archaeology, history, ancient history, conservation science and chemistry, and other related and relevant disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and biological and physical sciences. Applicants should normally possess a Masters degree in a subject related to their research interests.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Programme Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research, academia, heritage, museums, contract work and consultancy.

Programme Description

We offer a full range of expertise in the archaeology of Britain, Europe and the Mediterranean from 5000 BC-1000 AD, with particular strengths in the following research areas:

  • British Prehistory
  • The European Neolithic
  • The Celtic World
  • The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
  • Medieval Culture and Society
  • The Greek and Roman Worlds
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Numismatics
  • Ancient Technologies and Materials Analysis
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Archaeological Heritage Management

Information on the school's programmes in conservation can be found on the Archaeology Research Degrees web page.

Special Features

  • Wide geographical coverage in research groups, from north-west Scotland to the Levant and Egypt.
  • Broad chronological coverage, from early Holocene to the medieval period

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Information for international students

For those whose first language isn't English a score of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
possible months


part time
possible months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Peter Guest
+44 (0) 29 2087 6538