Research course


University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD programmes must additionally hold a relevant Master's degree with an overall average mark of at least 65% (or equivalent marks if the degree is not from the UK), and a mark of at least 65% in the Master's dissertation will also normally be required.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Archaeology at Edinburgh has a long and distinguished tradition of teaching, research and fieldwork, all of which are closely integrated.

It has active research contacts with the National Museums of Scotland, the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments (RCAHMS).

Information for international students

The postgraduate community includes students from the USA, Canada, Australia and Greece.

Fees and funding

SAAS, British Academy

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
+44 (0) 131 650 3782