The Archaeology programme from Newcastle University is research degrees, conducted as supervised independent study, assessed through a single written document that is supported with a viva voce examination.
Both degrees involve the production of new knowledge through original research and advanced scholarship, exploring a field of academic study in detail. This involves detailed understanding of the methods, techniques and approaches needed to produce such knowledge, and the wider context of the subject of study.
Our PhD students produce a thesis which includes material worthy of academic publication. A PhD qualification is usually necessary for an academic career involving post-doctoral research and/or lecturing.
These programmes are based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and cover a wide range of specialisms. Research supervision is available in the following periods and regions:
- Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in north-west Europe
- Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe
- Copper and Bronze Age in Italy and the Mediterranean
- Iron Age/Roman transition
- Roman Britain
- Roman Europe and Mediterranean
- Roman urbanism
- Greek and Byzantine archaeology
- The Roman/medieval transition
Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology
- Early medieval Britain and Europe
- Byzantine archaeology
- Medieval and post-medieval landscapes
- Church archaeology, historic buildings
- Post-medieval archaeology, colonialism, slavery
- Historical North America
- Foodways and human-animal relationships
Thematic research is also strong at Newcastle and research supervision is available in the following areas of enquiry:
Bodies and Identity
- Personhood and identity
- The archaeology of the body and mortuary archaeology
- Art and identity
- Food and identity
- Landscape archaeology
- Ritual landscapes
- Historic landscape characterisation
- Ancient technology and economy
- Ancient metallurgy
- Artefact analysis and material culture studies
- You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.
- It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a sound foundation for doctoral studies.
- Our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. Staff and students from across a range of disciplines can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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There is no application closing date for this course but specific deadlines for funding may apply.
DisciplinesArchaeology View 147 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. PhD applicants should have a merit or distinction master's degree in a related subject, or international equivalent.
International17340 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17340 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU Part time: £2,164
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