Archaeology - Research

Application dates

How to apply
Any candidate considering a PhD is required to complete a detailed project proposal. These should be developed in collaboration with your potential supervisor. An essential first step is making contact with a potential supervisor to discuss possible research topics. Contact the Graduate Officer if you have any queries about which staff member may be most relevant to your proposed research.

Full-time and Part-time options are available.

For further information, please contact the School Graduate Director (Prof. Aidan O'Sullivan). We look forward to hearing about your proposed research.

Online application
Applications to UCD can be made online here:

Please contact the School Graduate Director if you need further information

Fees and costs
Further information on EU fees can be found on the UCD Registry web site here >>
Further information on Non-EU fees can be found on the UCD Registry web site here >>
General UCD information about course fees and costs can be found on the UCD Registry web site here >>
IRC Postgraduate Scholarship Applicants
If you are interested in applying for a Government of Ireland IRC (Irish Research Council) Postgraduate Scholarship, in the first instance please contact your proposed PhD supervisor and the School Graduate Director (Prof. Aidan O'Sullivan) to discuss your proposal.

Further information about postgraduate funding schemes run by the IRC can be found here >>

Please read the terms and conditions carefully.

Documentation required for Applications for PhD/MLitt in Archaeology or World Heritage:
All Applicants must include:

A current CV.
A research proposal outlining:
Description of the project
Location of the project within the current state of research
Significance of the project for research.
Non-UCD Graduates should also provide the following documentation, as an electronic copy upload to their online application and as original hard copy documents by post to the School Administrator, at UCD School of Archaeology, to complete the application process:

Official transcript(s) giving date of award and standard of primary degree and any other degrees or diplomas or transcript(s) of academic performance to date for those who have not yet completed their degree.
Two academic references. One to be the Head of School/Professor of the major subject which you pursued in your primary degree. Must be original signed documentation on Institutional headed paper.
For overseas candidates whose first language is not English, a certificate of proficiency in the English language (such as TOEFL, Cambridge or IELTS) must be provided.


3 - 4 years full time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MLitt / PhD

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider