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Archaeology, Heritage, and Forensics Studentship

The School of Archaeology and Forensic Sciences, University of Bradford invites high-quality proposals from applicants for a PhD studentship tenable for three years from either 1 October 2022 or 1 February 2023.

Study level:
Postgraduate Research
Academic entry year:
Attendance of study:
full-time, part-time
Available to:
current students,
Scholarships available:
This scholarship or bursary is only available to one successful applicant.

Applicable courses

Proposals which address the following themes are particularly welcome:

Theme 1. Archaeological and Heritage Sciences (including digital heritage)

Theme 2. Social and biological identities

Theme 3. Landscape and settlement archaeology


The Studentship is for UK students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the course start date.

Applicants should usually have a 1st class undergraduate degree or Master's level qualification in a relevant area (or be completing their Master's programme), and can be held either full-time or part-time. A 2:1 degree may be considered, if combined with relevant experience or professional qualification.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome non-standard application routes. We particularly invite applications from those with protected characteristics.

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Payment amount & frequency

Studentships include fees and stipend (living expenses) at the UK Research Council rate. These are currently £4,500 (tuition fees) and £15,609 (stipend) and rise each year with inflation. The studentships may also include limited bench fees (bench fees requested should be justified as part of the application)

How to apply

Complete the below application form:

Application form

Closing date for applications: 27 May 2022.  Interviews will be held on 22 June 2022.  We would recommend informal discussions with potential supervisors before applying. 

Further information about this scholarship

Please email with the subject line 'SAFS PhD' for further guidance or questions.

We would recommend informal discussions with potential supervisors before applying.

Our staff directory can be found on the Archaeological and Forensic Sciences Team page.