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

Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted for 2020-2021 as the 3rd of February deadline has now passed.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Notification

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