Tuition fees for research degrees (MA by Research, MPhil, PhD) are set by the University. Information regarding the fees for both Home/EU and Overseas students can be found through the following link. The Archaeology department charges fees at the lower (classroom-based) rate. In addition, there is advice about determing your fee status for international students, and a useful guide about living costs and your complete student budget.
UK and EU students wanting to study with us are eligible to apply for a Doctoral Loan to cover fees and living costs up to a total of £25000. Please get in touch asap to discuss with the Director of Postgrad Research (Steve Ashby) or your potential supervisor. Find out more.
The department often holds funded PhD studentships tied to particular projects or research or training networks. These opportunities will appear here as they become available:
This PhD in applied contemporary archaeology will: i) conduct archaeological investigation of plastic items recovered from Galapagos beaches (Ecuador) and ii) develop a methodology to include citizen scientists in this ongoing research. Since 2017, SCHOFIELD has been working closely with DONNELLY for project partner Galapagos Conservation Trust to find solutions to the problem of marine plastic pollution. As part of this ongoing multidisciplinary programme, the project will make an important and distinctive contribution to research and provide outstanding career development opportunities for the successful applicant.
A PhD studentship is available to investigate the impacts of humanity on biodiversity change. You will use a combination of biological and archaeological information to identify losses and gains of species diversity over time, and hence to provide insights into future impacts of human development on biodiversity. You will be based in the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity (LCAB) at the University of York, supervised by leading experts (Chris Thomas and Nicky Milner) in biodiversity change, Holocene archaeology and environmental change.
White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities - 2020 WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Studentships. Application deadline Wednesday 29 January 2020.
The Natural History Museum, Department of Earth Sciences and BioArCh, University of York - Magdalenian People: Inferring Human Behaviour at the End of the Last Ice Age from Molecular and Isotopic Analyses of Skeletal Remains. Application deadline Friday 11 October 2019.
The closing deadline for WRoCAH applications is Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 5pm GMT
Outside of the department and the university, there are other ways to fund your postgraduate study, although they tend to be limited. The university has a guide listing other funding sources and sites which aggregate scholarship opportunities (although note that these will cover both MA and PhD funding.)
For international students, we recommend that you research funding streams within your home country, as well as those within the UK.