Archaeology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)
The University of Birmingham has a wide range of expertise in the field of archaeology. We offer teaching and research supervision in prehistoric, classical, Byzantine, historical, landscape, funerary, and environmental archaeology, as well as Geographical Information Systems and field survey.
The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.
The PhD – the most advanced research degree – leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.
You can study an MA by Research or PhD programme on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a compulsory annual visit to campus (every two years for part-time PhD students).
Research interests of staff include:
Academic staff in Archaeology are undertaking research in a variety of areas, from exploring the earliest settlements to unravelling the complex archaeology of modern industrial societies, utilising both traditional applied techniques and cutting edge technologies to reconstruct the past in imaginative and innovative ways.
For full research interests of staff, please read our staff profiles or visit the 'Research' tab on the course page.