Practice-Based PhD in Archaeology and/or Ancient History – Tuition Fee waivers available for 4 UK and 1 international
The School of Archaeology and Ancient History are inviting applications for five doctoral students to commence a practice-based PhD from September 2023.
A practice-based PhD offers you the opportunity to obtain a PhD as part of your professional work. It typically will have two components. In place of a traditional 80,000 PhD thesis, you will submit a ‘thesis dossier’ comprising a research component and a practice-based component. There will be reflective discussion on the research (design, management, process). Practice-based outputs could include, but are not limited to, archaeological reports, exhibitions, pedagogical works, digital and audio-visual resources, databases, journal articles and popular writings etc. Combined, the thesis must form a coherent piece of work that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Students are expected to be responsible for project design and management and for the production of outputs. Details of the PhD are to be agreed upon with supervisors within six months registration of full-time students and twelve months for part-time students.
We are looking for candidates:
- Who have a good academic background (minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant field with a Masters degree or demonstrable equivalent practical experience) who have a clear idea of an area that has practical value to archaeology, ancient history or the heritage field, which can be studied via research.
The role of archaeological/heritage employers and partner organisations
- If you are already working for an archaeological or heritage employer linked to the proposed project, you will need to have their explicit agreement to support the proposed research.
- Evidence of this agreement is needed as part of the application process, but where not yet in place we may be able to assist with facilitation of this with employers/heritage agencies.
- We welcome early-stage enquiries if you have an idea that you would like us to help you to explore with your employer or another heritage agency, whose engagement is needed.
What we offer
For September 2023 entry we are offering tuition Fee waivers available for 4 UK applicants, and 1 international waiver for January 2024 or as near after. Fee waivers can support either FT or PT (including Distance Learning) modes of study.
We recommend applicants contact potential supervisors and discuss your ideas for a PhD proposal or email our PGR Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org prior to applying and then follow the How to Apply advice below to submit your application.
Format of PhD by Practice in Archaeology and/or Ancient History (word document 24 KB)
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