Postgraduate research opportunities

Postgraduate research opportunities


Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

Archaeology at Glasgow is a vibrant community of students and staff working together to investigate our shared past and its role in contemporary society.

Archaeology has been taught at Glasgow for over 50 years and is recognised for its commitment to excellent teaching and research. It is ranked 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2021).

We support diverse student and research interests by providing opportunities to take courses in and collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines.

We have strong links with the University’s museum and art gallery, The Hunterian, and numerous private and public organisations.

You will benefit from field experience, placements, and a variety of visiting guest speakers.

Our Masters programmes address practical, theoretical and scientific methodologies through a collection of seminars, work placements and fieldwork. The MSc in Archaeology offers specialist pathways in landscape, Celtic & Viking and digital archaeology.

Research areas

We offer the following research study options: PhD, MLitt, MPhil and MRes.

Our research areas include:

  • Scottish archaeology, particularly in the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and the Celtic, Pictish and Viking areas
  • Prehistoric artefacts, notably textiles and clothing
  • Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology
    with foci in Italy, Cyprus and Iraq
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Historical archaeology, particularly medieval Europe and contemporary Europe
  • Battlefield and conflict archaeology
  • Digital and computational archaeology.