PhD in Archaeology The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
Our PhD in Archaeology offers you the opportunity to study archaeology at an advanced level through independent research.
The Archaeology subject area offers research supervision across a wide range of fields. Our research interests range from human osteoarchaeology and forensic anthropology to Roman archaeology, early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe, the Byzantine world and late antiquity, late hunter-gatherers and the spread of farming in Europe, megalithic monuments, later European prehistory and the archaeology of Scotland. These research areas are complemented by research expertise in related disciplines elsewhere in the School and the University.
The breadth of expertise in the School and in the wider University makes it possible for us to supervise a very wide range of topics. Each student is allocated at least two supervisors, allowing us to combine thematic, chronological and disciplinary expertise in the supervisory team. We also have close links with external organisations, such as the National Museums of Scotland and Historic Scotland, and may be able to include external partners in supervisory teams.