Archaeological Research, M.Phil. | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, United Kingdom
10 months
30339 GBP/year
12903 GBP/year
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The Archaeological Research programme offered by the University of Cambridge allows students considerable freedom in designing an independent course of study under the direction of a supervisor. Applicants will normally have already assembled an appropriate data set and questions for their dissertation at the time of application. 


The Archaeological Research programme offered at the University of Cambridge is for students who have a substantial and appropriate background in archaeology (at the first-degree level and in fieldwork) accompanied by considerable maturity in the development of their research topic. Training in specific research skills (archaeological computing, quantitative methods, GIS and/or laboratory-based techniques) are arranged as appropriate to the student's needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of general archaeology method and theory and of a specific field within archaeology.
  • Ability to participate in academic discussion at a postgraduate level.

Programme Structure


The MPhil provides training in archaeological research methods and associated transferable skills, and the opportunity to complete a research thesis under academic guidance. 

The MPhil in Archaeological Research consists of three components, structured around independent study:

  • A research paper 
  • A research skills module
  • The dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.
  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English   
  • Reasons for applying 
  • Research proposal
  • Sample of work

Tuition Fee

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    30339 GBP/year
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  • National

    12903 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12903 GBP per year during 10 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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