Why choose the School of GAP for your postgraduate studies?
Our students benefit from the School’s international reputation in archaeological, environmental and geographical research through access to research-led teaching, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and a generally vibrant intellectual atmosphere.
If you join our team for your postgraduate studies, whether they have a research or taught focus, you can be assured of an inclusive, stimulating and supportive learning environment, and a range of opportunities aimed at helping you to successfully develop your future research and career profile.
We offer the following postgraduate opportunities:
1. PhD and MPhil studies – these are research-based postgraduate qualifications with a PhD normally taking three years to complete on a fulltime basis while an MPhil normally takes two years. Both are awarded on successful submission and examination of a thesis.
For PhD and MPhil postgraduate studies, we require a 2:1 class of degree (or equivalent) as a minimum and whilst the additional qualifications of a Masters degree is not a formal requirement, students in receipt of a good Masters degree may, in some cases, be ranked higher for funding than students with only an undergraduate degree.
Please note that there are differences between entrance requirements and requirements for funding, which are assessed separately. There may be a specific requirement (e.g. language skills, driving license, willingness to travel) associated with particular projects; these are clearly identified where necessary.
For further information about the research projects on offer and the application process click here.
Dr Nicki Whitehouse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. MSc, MA, Postgraduate (PG) Diploma and Certificate – these are taught postgraduate qualifications with an MSc / MA normally taking one full calendar year to complete on a fulltime basis while a PG Diploma will normally take nine months and a PG Certificate, three months. We currently offer five Postgraduate Taught programmes.
For acceptance onto an MSc / MA programme applicants will normally be expected to have achieved a first class or 2.1 Honours degree (UK) in a relevant subject or equivalent recognised qualification.
Where a postgraduate PG Diploma or PG Certificate is offered, an applicant will normally be expected to have a high 2.2 Honours degree (57%) or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in a relevant subject.
Dr Patricia Warke (email@example.com) or the relevant MSc / MA Programme Director.