Applicants for MScR programmes must hold A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline and a strong and viable research proposal.
Applicants for PhD programmes must hold a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with a mark of at least 65% in the dissertation and 65% overall, or their international equivalents.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
We have a long and distinguished tradition of teaching, research and fieldwork in archaeology at Edinburgh, all of which are closely integrated.
We have 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).
We host research groups in palaeoeconomy and Cypriot archaeology, both involving close collaboration with the SUERC. Staff have internationally recognised expertise in the prehistory of Europe, the Mediterranean and Near East, as well as in archaeological theory, environmental archaeology, osteoarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
Focal areas of research include: human–environment interactions; the transition from hunter-gatherer to farming communities; and the development of complex societies. Our research profile in classical and historical archaeology has also expanded in recent years
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Graduate School Office
- +44 (0) 131 650 3772