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Archaeology - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

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Archaeology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

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 for a PhD on campus or by Distance Learning

Research interests:

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

- Prehistoric landscape archaeology and geomatics, including cultural resource management, using GIS for the predictive modelling of site archaeological locations.

- Roman provincial archaeology; late antiquity; urban archaeology; current fieldwork in Éauze, France.

- Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe; archaeological theory; archaeology of ritual and religion; archaeology, visual representation and popular media; current fieldwork includes the Medway valley Prehistoric Landscapes project and the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes project.

- 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.

Please note, funding applications for College scholarships will re-open early in the 2017-2018 academic year.
 

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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FTE Category A staff submitted: 25.00

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