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History & Archaeology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 107 History & Archaeology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in History and Archaeology invites students onto a journey through time, where the mysteries of the past are explored and understood through the lens of modern research methodologies. These advanced degrees offer a unique opportunity for candidates to engage deeply with the records and remnants of human history, from ancient civilisations and cultures to key historical events that have shaped the modern world.

A PhD in History and Archaeology is not merely an academic pursuit; it’s an endeavour to connect with our shared heritage, contributing to the preservation of historical narratives and archaeological sites. Through these programmes, students employ interdisciplinary approaches, combining archival research, archaeological excavations, and technological innovations to reconstruct and reinterpret the past, adding valuable perspectives to our understanding of human history.

Why complete a PhD in History and Archaeology?

A PhD in History and Archaeology provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute original insights to the understanding of human history. Candidates are immersed in a rigorous research environment where they can specialise in a particular period, geographical area, or thematic area of study.

These degrees encourage students to critically evaluate historical sources, challenge prevailing interpretations, and uncover new evidence that can redefine our perception of the past. The interdisciplinary nature of these programmes fosters a rich learning experience, integrating techniques from both historical research and archaeological practice, enriching the student's ability to construct comprehensive narratives of the past.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in History and Archaeology opens a wide array of career paths. Graduates are well-prepared for roles in academia, where they can continue their research and share their knowledge through teaching.

Beyond the university, PhD holders are highly regarded in museums, cultural heritage organisations, and government agencies, where their expertise contributes to the preservation and interpretation of historical sites and artefacts. In addition, the skills developed during these programmes, such as critical thinking, detailed analysis, and persuasive argumentation, are invaluable in publishing, education, and consultancy roles.

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Community-centred heritage and language revitalisation powered by creative technologies and immersive storytelling.

This PhD will explore how creative technologies and immersive storytelling can support the revitalisation of the endangered heritage, languages, and identities of minority groups, as well as opportunities for social integration across marginalised communities. Read more

Funded Studentship for Applicants with a Link to Cumbria (KEN24/MPEE/HOWATSON)

This opportunity is only available to students classed as UK students. International students are not eligible. Northumbria University is delighted to offer fully-funded three year studentships specific to applicants who have a link to Cumbria. Read more

Genomic study of the inhabitants of the ancient city of Thessaloniki in Greece

We're seeking a PhD student to join our team at the iomE (https://iome.biology.uni-mainz.de/)  at the JGU University in Mainz, Germany, to work on the genomic investigation of inhabitants of the ancient city of Thessaloniki in Greece. Read more

‘Disability’ and Stuart Seafarers, 1600-1750 (JOWITT_24HISAHRC)

The National Maritime Museum (NMM), part of Royal Museums Greenwich, and the University of East Anglia (UEA) are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative doctoral studentship from October 2024. Read more

The Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme Knowledge Orders before Modernity

The Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme `Knowledge Orders before Modernity' (KOM) is an innovative collaboration between King's College London and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent. Read more

The Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme Knowledge Orders before Modernity

The Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme `Knowledge Orders before Modernity' (KOM) is an innovative collaboration between King's College London and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent. Read more

The Human Past in Wetland Conservation and Restoration

The University of Aberdeen is an internationally recognised centre for excellence for research addressing the global challenges of energy transition, environment and biodiversity, social inclusion and cultural diversity, health, nutrition and wellbeing, and data and artificial intelligence. Read more

A visual history of Sir Charles Lyell’s notebooks: documenting landscape evolution and climate change

The University of Aberdeen is an internationally recognised centre for excellence for research addressing the global challenges of energy transition, environment and biodiversity, social inclusion and cultural diversity, health, nutrition and wellbeing, and data and artificial intelligence. Read more

The Arts of Belonging: Migration, Environment and Well-Being

The University of Aberdeen is an internationally recognised centre for excellence for research addressing the global challenges of energy transition, environment and biodiversity, social inclusion and cultural diversity, health, nutrition and wellbeing, and data and artificial intelligence. Read more

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