University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Archaeology and Anthropology

he Department of Archaeology and Anthropology has an international 'four-field' approach, combining archaeology with evolutionary, social and linguistic anthropology. Our diverse researchers collaborate in a thriving interdisciplinary environment, with key strengths in understanding cultural, biological and social change: the spread of peoples, their ideas and material artefacts. Archaeology and anthropology have been studied at the University of Bristol since its foundation as a university college in 1876, and a Department of Archaeology and Anthropology was formed in 2004 to unite the two fields. Research in the department 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 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 Bristol, and 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 UK (including locally at Berkeley Castle, the department's field school location) as well as Ethiopia, Turkey, Jordan, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, France, Mongolia, Belgium, Slovenia, Hungary, Peru and the US.

Entry requirements

MPhil: An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree. MPhil/PhD: A pass at Master's level (or international equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0117 331 8443