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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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4 Results in Archaeology

The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Our PhD in Archaeology offers you the opportunity to study archaeology at an advanced level through independent research. The Archaeology subject area offers research sup ... [+]

Our PhD in Archaeology offers you the opportunity to study archaeology at an advanced level through independent research.

The Archaeology subject area offers research supervision across a wide range of fields. Our research interests range from human osteoarchaeology and forensic anthropology to Roman archaeology, early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe, the Byzantine world and late antiquity, late hunter-gatherers and the spread of farming in Europe, megalithic monuments, later European prehistory and the archaeology of Scotland. These research areas are complemented by research expertise in related disciplines elsewhere in the School and the University.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Arts

The Ph.D. graduate has in-depth theoretical knowledge in all principal fields of Egyptology and a detailed overview and an up-to-date understanding of the current state o ... [+]

The Ph.D. graduate has in-depth theoretical knowledge in all principal fields of Egyptology and a detailed overview and an up-to-date understanding of the current state of research and associated problems. On the basis of the upheld Ph.D. dissertation, he/she is able to demonstrate exceptional quality in his/her specific specialization. The scholarly, language and analytical proficiency and skills of the graduate make him/her fully equipped for a professional scholarly and pedagogic pursuit on an international level. The Ph.D. graduate may be employed in many top-rated institutions centered on the study of antiquity, as well as on the level of effective top executives in institutions partaking in cultural, political, economic or trade relations between the Czech Republic and Egypt.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
SOAS University of London

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 studen ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

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 ... [+]

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... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus