Doctorate Degrees in Archaeology

Compare 3 PhD Programs in Archaeology

A Doctor of Philosophy is one of the highest degrees awarded at many universities. This doctoral program can focus on a wide range of subjects in the sciences, arts, humanities, engineering or mathematics. It can take five to six years to complete a PhD.
What is a PhD in Archaeology? This program of study looks at the recovery, interpretation and analysis of material remains from history. Students may learn more about scientific techniques as they complete the degree. Most programs have a focus on international relations, which is why learning a second or third language can be a part of the program. Some programs may require that students complete a dissertation. The required courses for a doctoral degree in archaeology may include world archaeology, contemporary theory of archaeology, scientific methods in archaeology and archaeological ethics.
This type of study is beneficial because it can give students the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the professional world of archeology. Graduates may get an increase in salary or access to new job opportunities upon completion.
There is no universal number for the cost of a PhD. Tuition can depend on the location of the school, the number of courses a student takes per semester and the size of the university. Students might be able to get an estimate by contacting the schools they are interested in attending.
Most students use a PhD in Archaeology to enter the academic or research worlds. However, there could be other opportunities available as well. For example, government positions as cultural resource managers might require an understanding of human history. Even some businesses want to hire cultural resource management experts. Some students could go on to work in the arts as museum curators, conservators or collections managers. The exact job students get usually depends on previous work experience.
After you find the program that can help you meet your goals, you need to apply. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD Research Degrees in History of Art and/or Archaeology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). There are always solitary moments when carrying out individual research, even if a department has a strong collegiate atmosphere, as ours does. Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. Embarking on a research degree is not just about the qualification but also about developing as a person and a professional so as to be able to contribute to national and international discourses in, and perhaps also far beyond, the history of art and archaeology. [+]

Research Degrees in History of Art and/or Archaeology

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Why embark on a Research Degree?

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). There are always solitary moments when carrying out individual research, even if a department has a strong collegiate atmosphere, as ours does. Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. Embarking on a research degree is not just about the qualification but also about developing as a person and a professional so as to be able to contribute to national and international discourses in, and perhaps also far beyond, the history of art and archaeology.... [-]


PhD in Archaeology and History of Arts

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be interested in [+]

PhD in Archaeology and History of Art

Ph.D. program in Archaeology and History of Art has two different subject concentrations:

Archaeology History of Art

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be interested in specializations that reflect the expertise of the faculty including the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman or Byzantine periods. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty on-site research at Alalakh, Barcın Höyük, Gordion, Küçükyalı, and Sagalassos among others. Field studies either at an excavation or an internship are required. The program emphasizes archaeological theory and methodology and students are given instruction in ceramic analysis, metallurgy and instrumental analysis. Partnerships with other departments at the university make available specialized instrumentation for analysis. Instruction is offered in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), petrography, micro-soil analysis, trace element analysis, metallurgy (polarizing light microscopy), GIS applications and organic residue analysis. The program also stresses the importance of cultural heritage management and public archaeology education through museums.The Ph.D. program in the History of Art combines the study of the cultural, formal and theoretical aspects of visual culture with academic and practical training in museum studies and heritage site management. Doctoral students in the program are expected to develop an academic specialization in a particular subject or era of art history in which there is faculty expertise (Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk or Ottoman). Additionally, students are expected to acquire a solid theoretical background along with the practical... [-]


PhD in Archaeology

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The PhD in Archaeology at the University of Minho responds to a need for a more indepth and consistent training, that continues the efforts developed in the Master of Archeology. [+]

Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Archaeology

The PhD in Archaeology at the University of Minho responds to a need for a more indepth and consistent training, that continues the efforts developed in the Master of Archeology. In this sense, the program addresses various subjects, whether in chronological, cultural and spatial contexts, in order to allow students the development of new skills to apply scientific knowledge, to solve identified problems, to deal with complex issues and to essay critical judgments about different topics related to Archaeology.

Thus the course has the objective of promoting the improvement of general research skills in Archaeology and the development of specific expertise in different fields, according to the theme that was choose for the thesis, which should be framed in national and international research projects.... [-]