Information for prospective doctoral students
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in archaeology
The Division of Archaeology offers an outstanding environment for research and supervision leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Archaeology on a wide range of archaeological topics ranging in time from the Palaeolithic to the modern day, and in space from the Americas to the UK and Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Australia. We also specialise in archaeological theory, and museum and heritage studies.
If you are interested in applying for admission as a PhD student in the Division of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, you should look through the links on this page for information about the graduate study of Archaeology in Cambridge, funding opportunities, and also links to webpages about the research that we do and the people who comprise the Department.
General queries about the PhD programme should be addressed to the Department's Graduate Secretary.
To apply for admission to study Archaeology at Cambridge as a graduate, you should visit the Board of Graduate Studies website and consult the specific information on the application procedure found in the Online Graduate Studies Prospectus. It is also possible to apply on paper.
The Haddon Library is conveniently located close to the Division of Archaeology, and houses a wide range of specialist archaeological and anthropological literature, and also access to online catalogues and wireless internet access.
We also have a range of laboratory facilities that support these clusters, including the Charles McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology, the George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, the Glyn Daniel Laboratory for Archaeogenetics, the Grahame Clark Laboratory for Zooarchaeology, the Dorothy Garrod Laboratory for Isotopic Analysis and the Material Culture Laboratory.
There is an official student society of the Division of Archaeology at Cambridge University . the Archaeology Field Club and there is also an Archaeology Graduate Society (AGS). Students from the Department publish their own academic journal—the Archaeological Review from Cambridge.
The graduate community also organises a range of discussion groups that currently includes the African Archaeology Group, the Americas Seminar Group, the Archaeological Field Club, the Archaeology Theory Group, the Asian Archaeology Group, the Egyptian World Seminar Series, the George Pitt-Rivers laboratory Seminars, the Heritage Research Group, the Later European Prehistory Group, the Medieval Archaeology Group, the Palaeolithic-Mesolithic Discussion Group, and the Zooarchaeology Discussion Group.