Research course


University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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 and Historic Environment Scotland.

Staff have internationally recognised expertise in the prehistory of Europe, the Mediterranean and Near East (including Egyptology), as well as in archaeological theory, environmental and landscape archaeology (including geographical information systems), osteoarchaeology, forensic anthropology and various aspects of science-based archaeology.

Focal areas of research include: bioarchaeology; 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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Office
+44 (0) 131 650 3772