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Archaeological sciences PhD

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Full time


3 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Archaeological Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Our Archaeological sciences PhD candidates typically become student members of the university’s

  • Past Human and Environment Dynamics Research and Enterprise Group
  • , and benefit from specialist and cross-disciplinary support.

    Projects for doctoral research draw on methodologies from a variety of fields, including environmental science, geology and geography, drawing directly on the interdisciplinary ethos of the School of Applied Sciences.

    We offer interdisciplinary supervisory combinations with other university departments, for example the work of digital 3D-imaging and heritage research or that of the

  • Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories
  • .

    You can develop research plans and apply methods involving both quantitative and qualitative data, supported by appropriate research methods training.

    Key Information

    As an Archaeology | Archaeological Sciences PhD student, you will benefit from:

    • a supervisory team comprising 2-3 members of academic staff. Depending on your research specialism you may also have an additional external supervisor from another school, research institution, or industry.
    • desk space and access to a desktop PC, either in one of the postgraduate offices on the sixth floor of the award-winning Cockcroft Building, or within the adjacent Heavy Engineering Block.
    • access to a range of electronic resources via the University’s Online Library, as well as to the physical book and journal collections housed within the Aldrich Library and other campus libraries.
    • state-of-the-art research facilities on the Moulsecoomb site, including geochemical and geotechnical laboratories, microscopy laboratories (optical and scanning electron microscopes), as well as a large array of field equipment.

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    Entry requirements

    Degree (minimum 2:2) in civil engineering, environmental science or related discipline.

    University information

    Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university provides students with a choice of more than 200 courses, with a wide range of postgraduate programmes available and many of them accredited by relevant professional bodies. Students can choose between different flexible studying options, meaning they can achieve their...more

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