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Graduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £65 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Applicants must contact potential supervisors informally for discussions before submitting their
formal application and they must include the name of the potential supervisor in the application.  The application must include a  research proposal for consideration and approval.

Selection Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis; therefore applicants will receive decisions throughout the period the admissions window is open and in the weeks following its closure. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as programmes have a limited number of places each year, and are particularly advised to note relevant funding deadlines when making their application. Ranking of candidates recommended for funding will take place on a gathered field basis as necessitated by the funding deadlines.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Reasons for applying (2500 characters)
  • Research proposal
    Please upload a research proposal not more than one or two pages long, specifying the research that you hope to undertake and including a statement of the research question and proposed methods. You must discuss this informally with a potential supervisor in the department before you submit it as part of this application.
  • Sample of work (max. 1)
    Applicants should submit a sample of written academic work of not more than 2,500 words, preferably one submitted as assessed coursework in a previous degree.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

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Key Information


11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
April 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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