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PhD Archaeology Research Programme (V400)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21, 10-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

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.

The programme is also available as a distance learning programme, which is designed for people who wish to study without travelling to Southampton regularly.

Introducing your degree

If studying times gone by is your passion, apply for the PhD Archaeology Research Programme today and expand on your knowledge of archaeology. This postgraduate research degree in archaeology will enable you to build expert knowledge of this fascinating subject. Help contribute to the world of archaeology and make the discovery of a lifetime.

Archaeology offers supervision for research from a wide range of areas, from the Palaeolithic to industrial archaeology, from the interpretation of material and culture to the politics of the past. Students will have an opportunity to join a lively research community and to be supervised by world renowned experts in their specialism. In addition to specialist seminars and guided tutorials, students will have access to training sessions on such topics as academic writing, and conference organisation.

Graduates with a PhD in Archaeology from Southampton go on to teach, lecture and contribute to archaeology and heritage in a variety of ways. The transferable skills, such as critical awareness, cultural awareness, communication and presentational abilities (verbal and visual, often in public engagement contexts), numeracy, deadline and project management, are also highly valuable for a wide range of other professions.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,592per 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 Southampton

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    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

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    9th out of 33 7

    4th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    128 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    164 79%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%



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