At postgraduate level, the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen currently supports research opportunities in a wide range of high-latitude subject areas culminating in a Doctoral Degree (PhD).


PhD in Archaeology

36 months full-time or 60 months part-time

The PhD is a 3-year programme of research (with provision for an extra year for write-up) by the end of which candidates should be able to demonstrate that they are capable of pursuing original research in Archaeology in a critical and scholarly way.

The programme leads to the submission of a dissertation of up to 100,000 words, which should make a distinct contribution to knowledge and afford evidence of originality as shown by the exercise of independent critical powers.  

Current PhD students in the Department of Archaeology work on a range of topics applying laboratory, field, technical, methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of past societies, biomes and landscapes.

Click here to see our key departmental research clusters.