Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
- Your application, including your references and research proposal, will be passed to members of staff whose expertise and research interests most closely match the area of your proposed study.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Archaeology at Glasgow has an active postgraduate community, carrying out research on a wide range of topics from the Mesolithic to the present day and from Northern Scandinavia to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Our key strengths are:
- Scottish archaeology, particularly in the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and the Celtic, Pictish and Viking areas
- Mediterranean archaeology, from Spain to Turkey, from Bronze Age mining to postcolonial studies
- historical archaeology, from the classical period to the 20th century
- the use of aerial photographic and satellite imagery for the understanding of landscape history through aerial archaeology
- battlefield and conflict archaeology
Start dates are set by both your supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
AHRC Doctoral Training Programme Scotland 2018/19
Funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.
- Eligibility and submission details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017
College of Arts PhD scholarship competition 2018/19
We offer a number of scholarships for students undertaking a doctoral programme in the College of Arts Graduate School. These scholarships will include around four hours per week of internship duties.
- Eligibility and application details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017 (we must also have received your PhD application by this date)
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
Course contact details