University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Archaeology and Anthropology

Research ranges from the outdoors (landscape and maritime archaeology, and anthropological fieldwork) to the indoors, with laboratory based science using radiocarbon dating, isotopic methods, and micro-imaging technology. A key strength is in the interdisciplinary study of human diversity, both biological and cultural. Our research spans a variety of time periods and global regions, from Ancient Egypt and the Classical World to the industrial heritage of the city of Bristol, from prehistoric migrations and connections across the Indian and Pacific Oceans to the transformations of economic and religious life in contemporary societies. Field research in archaeology and anthropology takes place in the U.K. (including locally at Berkeley Castle, the department's field school location) and also Ethiopia, Turkey, Jordan, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, France, Mongolia, Belgium, Slovenia, Hungary, Peru, and the U.S.

Entry requirements

MPhil: An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent); MPhil/PhD: A pass at Master's level (or international equivalent).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0117 331 8443