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Postgraduate research

We are an internationally recognised centre for social archaeology.

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90% of our research is judged as having 'very considerable impact' (3*) in the most recent UK-wide research review (REF 2014).


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We foster a vibrant postgraduate community, offering a range of research opportunities.

Our research and fieldwork methods span:

  • survey and excavation
  • oral history
  • ethnography
  • ethnoarchaeology.

As a postgraduate student, you'll play an active part in the department, including attendance and organisation of major conferences.


We provide training around equipment and fieldwork methods, as well as incredible facilities to get the most out of your studies.