The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past. By choosing to study with us, you will be joining one of the most successful and respected institutions of its kind in the world, with an international reputation for high-calibre teaching and research.
The 2014-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the University of Edinburgh 12th in the World for Arts and Humanities, whilst the research quality of our School was confirmed in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), where History was ranked third and Classics ranked fifth in the UK for combined quality and size. Archaeology was also submitted as a separate unit and fifty per cent of the 14.7 full-time equivalent staff who were assessed, were rated as ‘world-leading' or ‘internationally excellent'.
About our research
Our School offers a diverse and energetic research culture covering many periods, areas, themes and approaches to unite the subjects of Archaeology, Classics, and History. We retain the traditional strengths of these areas whilst developing new synergies and inter-disciplinarity, combining a growing and dynamic community of academic staff and graduate students, with a long tradition of excellence.
The PhD is the major degree for those wishing to research and complete a substantial piece of work which adds to an existing body of knowledge. It normally lasts 36 months full time (72 months part time) and requires an 80,000-100,000 word thesis and an oral examination of the thesis. We offer PhDs in:
• Economic and Social History
• Scottish History
The School offers a number of funding opportunities to international, EU and UK students in support of postgraduate study. These opportunities supplement an already vast array of funding opportunities available across the University and from external sources. For more information visit here.
How to apply
Applicants should contact the Graduate School in the first instance for further guidance, then submit an online application.
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Call: +44 (0)131 650 3772
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.