Scholarships and Student Funding

School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships

The School is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarships Awards for 2020-2021 entry.

Awards

These PhD studentships will pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils (value TBA, but for guidance, in 2019-2020 this was £15,009).  Tuition fees at the UK/EU rate will also be paid. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates. 

As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will undertake specified teaching and related duties following appropriate training as an integral part of their scholarship package.

Eligibility

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for a range of PhD scholarships designed to attract the best and brightest candidates to study in Edinburgh. 

We welcome applications across our full range of research areas in History, Classics and Archaeology, both in areas in which we have long-standing strengths and in areas where we are currently expanding.

You can find out more about our research interests and research groups and centres on our webpages - History, Classics & Archaeology

For more information about our PhD programmes, help in identifying a prospective supervisor or eligibility for these scholarships, please contact our Graduate Officers:

History: Professor Diana Paton

Classics: Dr Kim Czajkowski 

Archaeology: Dr Kath McSweeney 

History:

The size of Edinburgh’s history department, and the breadth of expertise available from our staff, means that we can offer supervision for research projects in a wide array of fields, spanning two millennia and five continents.

We have particularly strong research concentrations in Scottish history, American history, Irish history, Social and Economic history and Medieval history.

We are also keen to encourage applications from prospective doctoral students in the following research areas:

  • Global and Transnational History
  • Intellectual history of early modern Europe (including Britain and Ireland)

Classics:

We can offer supervision and welcome applications across most of the major areas of Classical studies: Greek and Latin literature and thought, Greek, Roman, Late Antique and Byzantine history, and Classical Art and Archaeology. 

We are also keen to encourage applications from prospective doctoral students in the following research areas:

  • Ancient Law
  • The Classical Tradition in Byzantium/the Medieval West

Archaeology:

Our research interests range from human osteoarchaeology to Roman archaeology, early civilisations and urban societies in Europe, the Byzantine world and late antiquity, late hunter-gatherers and the spread of farming in Europe, megalithic monuments, later European prehistory and the archaeology of Scotland.

We are also keen to encourage applications from prospective doctoral students in the following research areas:

  • Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement
  • Western and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

Criteria

Applicants for these awards must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Hold, or successfully achieve before commencing their PhD with us, an equally high standard of postgraduate masters degree in a relevant field

Please note current students are not eligible to apply for the School Doctoral Scholarships.

Applying

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

The scholarshp deadline is 23:59 GMT 3rd February 2020.

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at https://www.myed.ed.ac.uk

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-systems/support-guidance

Completed PhD admission applications must have been made via the University of Edinburgh online application system by Monday 27th January 2020

This means that all your supporting documentation (research proposal, academic references, copies of qualifications/transcripts) must, where available, also be uploaded. Please liaise closely with your referee to ensure they supply the required reference by this date.  The suggested word limit for the Research Proposal is c. 1000 words.

If a degree result or test of English competency is pending we can consider your application and, where appropriate, make you an offer conditional upon supplying these at a later date.  

Apply for your programme of study

Please direct general inquiries about these awards to GradSchool.HCA@ed.ac.uk

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the outcome in March 2020.