Information for current graduate students
The Division of Archaeology at Cambridge has an energetic and enthusiastic cohort of graduate students studying for masters and PhD degrees in archaeology on a wide range of topics ranging across the whole spectrum of the discipline.
For many students, the Haddon Library is the place where most of their research is carried out, while others make use of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, or in one of our internationally-recognised laboratories.
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.
Students wishing to start new discussion groups should contact the Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute about arranging a suitable time slot and location. Click on the link to the full list of events and seminars to see the times and locations for all upcoming events and which are open to all.
The Department also hosts a formal Graduate Dissertation Workshop for both MPhil and PhD students, which offers guidance about approaches to research design, computing for dissertations, and a range of other useful information to help you prepare for and write your thesis. In addition, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Physical Sciences offers a number of Joint Schools' Courses in Research Methods in the Social Sciences, including both MPhil courses of research training and Sessions for students who are undertaking a PhD.
At the side are links to the staff of the Department and the Research that they undertake. There is also a link to the range of computing services and support offered by the Department.
It is essential that students read and understand the University-wide Statement on the central plagiarism website. This also includes guidance on how to avoid plagiarism, and the University's plagiarism policy. The Division of Archaeology will act swiftly in accordance with University procedures in the event of plagiarism being suspected