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Archaeology & Palaeoecology PhD

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

The research undertaken within Archaeology & Palaeoecology largely falls under two interdisciplinary Research Clusters; Environmental Change & Resilience (ECR) for more environmentally-related projects, and Culture & Society (C&S) for more humanities-related Archaeology projects.

Projects involving Palaeoecology or Scientific Archaeology focus on themes such as long-term changes and resilience in ecosystems, humans, environments and climate, using approaches such as pollen analysis, tephra dating, dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating. Much of our research spans several disciplines - for example projects on the hydrogeology and restoration of bogs.

Research in the C&S cluster explores the material manifestations of culture through time and space. We combine innovative scientific methods with theoretically-informed analyses to understand past human experience, bringing together the humanities and the sciences.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Introduction

For further information on career opportunities at PhD level please contact the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Student Recruitment Team on . Our advisors - in consultation with the School - will be happy to provide further information on your research area, possible career prospects and your research application.

There is significant flexibility regarding start dates for postgraduate research programmes, subject to prior agreement with primary supervisor. Candidates should contact Admissions should they wish to revise their PhD programme start date.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS: There is significant flexibility regarding start dates for postgraduate research programmes, subject to prior agreement with primary supervisor. Candidates should contact Admissions should they wish to revise their PhD programme start date.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 85 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated welcome service, an orientation programme (five days in September and four days in January), and events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 34 2

    13th out of 32 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    143 72%

    17th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%

    25th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    11th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    131 65%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.46 89%

    1st

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