Research course


University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class honours degree and normally Masters at Merit or Distinction level, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in archaeology, anthropology, history or a cognate discipline. Students with appropriate qualifications in other disciplines may also be accepted if appropriate to their proposed research topic.

We will also consider candidates who do not have a Masters degree if they can demonstrate; outstanding undergraduate performance including evidence of preparedness for research (e.g. first class honours and 75% or more in the dissertation in a relevant subject); or appropriate professional experience which may include a track record in project management and publication; or other appropriate qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The interdisciplinary nature of archaeology underpins our understanding of past societies, guided by new theoretical frameworks and investigative methods. We believe in the contemporary relevance of archaeology, and have a strong tradition of investigating the politics of the past and its representation in literature and other media.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062