AHRC-funded doctoral studentships

AHRC-funded doctoral studentships

The University of Aberdeen’s Department of Archaeology is seeking outstanding applicants for AHRC-funded doctoral studentships.


The University of Aberdeen is part of a consortium of ten Scottish Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. 


The Department of Archaeology now invites applications from students living in the UK and the European Union for consideration for this Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme. Successful UK applicants will benefit from a fully-funded PhD studentship (fees plus stipend). Successful EU applicants will be funded on a fees-only basis. 


The deadline for applications is 2ndof December 2019.


Our research-active department has expertise spanning the Late Pleistocene to the recent historical period, and offers supervision on a range of subjects and methodological specialisms, including:


  • Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology
  • Prehistoric and medieval archaeology of Scotland
  • Viking Archaeology
  • Indigenous and Community Archaeology
  • The Archaeology of East Asia and Eurasia
  • Contemporary and Historical Archaeology
  • Archaeological Theory
  • Cultural Heritage Studies
  • Field archaeology, excavation and survey
  • GIS and Landscape Archaeology
  • Biomolecular Archaeology (isotope bioarchaeology, ancient DNA/genomics)
  • Osteoarchaeology and palaeopathology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Palaeoecology

For more details on the department and our research, and to identify a potential supervisor, please see our staff and research pages 


If you are interested in applying, please contact a relevant member of staff or Dr Kate Britton, and please see the eligibility criteria and details of the application process on the university of Aberdeen website here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/7