PhD studentships in Aegean Archaeology, University of Manchester

The Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology at the University of Manchester is pleased to invite applications for funded doctoral study in Archaeology, including Aegean Archaeology. Funding is available through the AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Programme (Heritage Pathway) and through PhD Awards from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

Archaeology at the University of Manchester includes academic experts in a broad range of aspects covering the Palaeolithic to the Iron Age and stretching from Britain and northern Europe to Greece and Near East. Thematically, our research foci revolve around a number of broad themes, such as history, theory and practice of Archaeology; the archaeology of cultural identity; landscape, monuments and architecture; technology and society; death and the body; and archaeological heritage and the contemporary significance of the past.

Archaeology is part of a department that also includes Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology, thus offering unique opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches to the past. We are part of the Manchester Centre of Archaeology and Egyptology ( which brings together scholars from the Biomedical, Geological and Biomolecular sciences, as well as the Museum who regularly act as co-supervisors to our students. The Department comprises over 20 permanent staff plus several temporary staff including postdocs, a dedicated fieldwork and lab technician, a departmental reference library and common room. Our doctoral students participate in a thriving disciplinary research culture. We have regular research seminars and have a weekly departmental lunch for all staff and postgraduates. Many of our students undertake some undergraduate teaching following appropriate training. For further details, please visit our departmental staff profiles website:

Qualifications applicants should have/expected to receive:
Applicants must hold or expect to achieve a Masters-level qualification, which we would expect to be at distinction level, or equivalent; they must have a first-class Honours degree (or non-UK equivalent);and they must have developed a strong and high quality research proposal. Potential applicants are requested in the first instance to contact their preferred PhD supervisor and Dr Ina Berg (PGR Director; with an outline of their academic background and proposed area of research.

Amount of funding available and eligibility:
3-year full-time studentships (part-time awards are also available). Subject to residential eligibility status, the AHRC (NWCDTP) award covers tuition fees, maintenance stipend and opportunity to apply for additional funding towards fieldwork and conference costs. The School of Arts, Languages, Cultures? PhD Studentships cover tuition fees and a maintenance stipend. All awards are considered on a competitive basis.
Further information on available funding:

Nationality restriction:
AHRC (NWCDTP) awards are open to UK and EU nationals.

The School of Arts, Languages, Cultures PhD Studentships are open to all nationalities.

For further information on all available funding

Closing date for applications:
Candidates must have submitted an application to study a PhD at the University of Manchester by 13 January 2020.

Contact for further information:
Dr Ina Berg, Postgraduate Research Director, Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology & Egyptology (

How to apply:
For information on applying to the University of Manchester for a PhD in Archaeology, please visit this webpage: