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Archaeology - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

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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:

Phenomenology of landscapes; battlefield archaeology; archaeological approaches to warfare and violence.

Prehistoric landscape archaeology; digital archaeology; cultural heritage; GIS; remote sensing.

Classical archaeology, Roman provincial archaeology

European prehistory; Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain; archaeology of ritual and religion; funerary archaeology; landscape archaeology

Environmental archaeology and palaeonentomology, use of insect remains to examine the development of the Holocene landscape of the Trent Valley and the Severn Estuary; insect faunas from both urban and rural human habitation sites and their use in the interpretation of archaeological contexts and ultimately human behaviour.

Classical archaeology; Greek prehistory; Bronze Age Macedonia; current research at Mycenae, Knossos, Assiros and Servia.

Late prehistoric, Romano-British and Dark Age British archaeology; industrial archaeology; research projects include the Wroxeter Hinterland Project.

Byzantine archaeology; urban and rural economy.

 

Funding applications for College scholarships are now open for 2018 entry.
 

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.

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How good is research at University of Birmingham in Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 25.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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