At the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, staff and students work together to create a fertile and stimulating environment for learning and furthering our knowledge of the past.
We are delighted to offer these studentships to support nine new masters degree students to join our postgraduate community from October 2011. The studentships are each worth £1,000 (UK/EU applicants) or £2,000 (International applicants) payable as a fee discount against the masters degree programmes listed below.
Postgraduate Study in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History
The School’s masters degree programmes are successful and established courses which offer students great opportunities to enhance and expand their knowledge in specific fields and prepare them for doctoral study, museum-, field-related or other employment.
We are delighted to offer nine studentships for study on the following masters degree programmes. Studentships are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants.
1 x MA in Archaeology Studentship (with pathways in Pre-History, Bioarchaeology, and Medieval Archaeology)
This exciting new MA programme provides students with a full theoretical and practical foundation for independent research in archaeology and seeks to equip them with a broad critical understanding of the potential and limitations of different forms of archaeological evidence, with a particular emphasis upon the landscape scale of analysis and study.
We are delighted to offer one studentship worth £1,000 (UK/EU applicants) or £2,000 (International applicants) for study on this programme starting October 2011. The studentship is available for full- or part-time campus based study.
8 x MA in Archaeology or Ancient History Studentships
The School maintains a long-established reputation for high-quality postgraduate courses offering scope for enhancing archaeological skills, developing knowledge and appreciation of past cultures, and providing skills for career progression.
We are delighted to offer eight studentships worth £1,000 (UK/EU applicants) or £2,000 (International applicants) for study on the following masters degree programmes starting October 2011:
- MA in Archaeology of the Roman World (full- or part-time campus based study only)
- MA in Historical Archaeology (full- or part-time campus based study OR distance learning)
- MA in the Classical Mediterranean (full- or part-time campus based study OR distance learning)
- MA in Archaeology and Heritage (distance learning only)
Applicants must have a good first degree (first class or good upper-second class) in archaeology, classics/ancient history, or a related discipline. Applicants who are still completing their degree at the time of application must be able to show clear evidence that they will achieve these grades.
The studentships are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. Applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2011.
Potential applicants wanting to first make an informal enquiry should contact the School’s Postgraduate Secretary:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2611
For specific advice on our distance learning postgraduate programmes, please contact:
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- Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2772
Applying for postgraduate study at the University of Leicester is now easier than ever. You can submit your application online or by post, allowing you to choose the option that suits you best.
Please state in your application that you are applying for a School of Archaeology and Ancient History Masters Degree studentship.
The closing date for applications is 31 July 2011.
About the School of Archaeology and Ancient History
At the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, staff and students work together to create a fertile and stimulating environment for learning and furthering our knowledge of the past. The outcome of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirms our place as one of the leading Archaeology and Ancient History departments in the UK. No less than 65 per cent of our research was rated in the top two brackets of international excellence (4*, 3*). This proportion puts us second equal among UK Archaeology departments, and first equal among departments teaching both disciplines. This success is founded on our continuing commitment to students and to innovative, high-quality teaching. We have more than 20 specialist academic staff, a range of part-time and honorary lecturers and numerous research students as well as technicians and administrators. The School also houses the University of Leicester Archaeological Services unit, ULAS.
All of our programmes are based on our extensive experience in developing and teaching both archaeology and ancient history courses and on our world-leading research. Our research strategy exploits the disciplinary mix within the School. Staff work all over the world on research projects in Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, central Europe, Egypt, Libya, North America, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, the USA, Cuba and elsewhere. We cover all periods from the earliest humans to the recent past. This means you will be supervised by staff at the leading edge of developments in your specific research area, allowing you to benefit from these developments as they occur.
About the University
The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading universities, committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. It is consistently in the top 20 of all national tables and in 2010 was ranked in the top 2% of world universities by the QS World University Rankings.
In 2008/2009 we were named the Times Higher Education’s University of the Year, with the judges describing us as “elite without being elitist”.
The publication of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in December 2008 confirmed the University of Leicester’s position as a leading research university well placed to offer degree opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and allow our students to benefit from working with staff at the cutting edge of their disciplines. The knowledge, expertise and sense of innovation and discovery evident in our departments create an excellent environment in which to undertake study at postgraduate level.
For more information, please visit official website: www2.le.ac.uk.
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