School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Research Programmes

Archaeology Postgraduate Research Programmes

We have a lively research culture in archaeology and we welcome enquiries from prospective research students.

For course information, entry requirements, fees, funding and visa information please see our degree descriptions:

While there is no formal closing date for applicants, if you intend to apply to the Northern Bridge AHRC consortium for Doctoral funding, please contact us as soon as possible (preferably in the early autumn) to discuss your application with a potential supervisor. The first deadline for Northern Bridge AHRC is in early January.

We also offer postgraduate research programmes in history and classics and ancient history

Finding a supervisor

Before applying for one of our research degrees you should find a potential supervisor from our staff who specialises in the area of research you're interested in.

Find out about research areas in archaeology and the particular interests of members of staff.

You could also take a look at some of our postgraduate students' research profiles.

Our research students are all supervised by at least two members of staff. Some students work on interdisciplinary projects, and can be co-supervised by staff from other subject areas, eg archaeology, classics and ancient history and fine art. 

Key research facilities and opportunities

Our postgraduate students have access to excellent research facilities, including the Great North Museum: Hancock's collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities and award-winning libraries. We also run weekly research seminars during term time in addition to those organised by Archaeology and History within the School.

You'll also benefit from an annual Postgraduate Conference and our Postgraduate Forum, which publishes postgraduate work, lists useful research and postgraduate links and conference announcements.

The professional development and employability prospects of our postgraduates are greatly enhanced by a range of teaching opportunities which allow them to gain valuable experience whilst mentored and supported by an academic member of staff.

Contact us

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us for an informal discussion.

Dr Andrea Dolfini, our Programme Director for research degrees in archaeology, will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also contact any member of archaeology staff.