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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    02-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Archaeology.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

The Archaeology team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project. Our staff have expertise in the prehistoric and Roman periods in Britain and Europe, landscape archaeology and material culture studies. You’ll also receive support from our science and geography technicians with your field and laboratory-based work.

Throughout your research degree, you’ll be able to use the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state-of-the-art library facilities. You'll have access to a research laboratory where you can work on projects and utilise laboratory equipment, specialist software, as well as mapping, geophysical and topographical equipment.

Key features

  • Available as a full-time or part-time course (completed over a maximum of six years), with start dates in January and October.
  • All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme.
  • You will be allocated to one of two pathways, depending on your experience and knowledge as a researcher.
  • Our supervisors have broad expertise, including Mesolithic, Neolithic, Iron Age, Bronze Age and Roman Britain.
  • You’ll have access to an excellent range of resources, including a fully-equipped GIS, Mapping and Visualization Suite, drone, helikite, and geophysical and topographical survey equipment.

Where could it take you?

All research students must engage with the Researcher Development Programme (RDP), a core curriculum of training and development which provides them with the general and subject-specific knowledge, skills and behaviours to support them in the completion of their research degree. At the beginning of an MPhil/PhD degree, you will be allocated to one of two pathways depending on your experience and knowledge as a researcher. This will determine which elements of the programme are core and which are optional. At the beginning of the programme you will be required to complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) in conjunction with your Director of Studies. This identifies the training that you will need to undertake, in addition to the mandatory elements of RDP, in order to complete the programme and to become an effective researcher. This TNA is revisited at the beginning of each subsequent academic year. All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme focused around the following themes:

  • Developing and Managing Your Research
  • Dissemination, Impact, Engagement
  • Completing Your Research Degree
  • Research Methodology Master classes
  • Data Analysis
  • Research Funding
  • Wellbeing and Personal Effectiveness
  • Careers and Employability
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

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

University information

University of Worcester

  • University League Table

    104th

  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 32 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    106 52%

    24th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%

    2nd

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