Postgraduate Study

Depending on your qualifications, you can carry out postgraduate (i.e. graduate) study by either a taught Masters or by research PhD, both on and off campus.

Undertaking a postgraduate degree will deepen your understanding of themes and periods of the past, to engage more critically with debates and issues, to develop new skills in researching, thinking and presenting, and to advance your job prospects. Throughout, you will be guided in your studies by expert staff.

Taught Masters and Diploma Programmes


Our well established Masters and Diploma programmes will enable you to explore, in critical detail, areas of specific interest, ranging from prehistory to Greek history and archaeology through to Roman or modern contexts, with scope to specialise in archaeological theory and practice.

Dedicated MA study space and greater one-to-one contact with staff will help you develop fuller research and related skills. The Masters programmes offer great opportunities to prepare for doctoral study, museum-, field-related or other employment and the postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)

Our School uniquely features both campus-based and distance-learning PhDs, with students undertaking research  supported by staff on an exciting range of topics.

Fee Discounts:
If you are a current undergraduate studying at the University of Leicester, or a previously graduated alumni, then you may be eligible for a 10% or 20% discount on your postgraduate fees.
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is ideally placed for exploring Britain. By train the city is little more than an hour from the centre of London and lies a similar distance from Oxford and Cambridge.
Prehistoric, Roman, medieval and industrial archaeological sites and monuments are fully represented in the county and Midlands, whose landscape offers many opportunities for exploration - including the famous Rutland Water.

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Funding opportunities - PhD and Masters

Are you a UK/EU applicant doing a Masters? Click here (deadline 9 June 2017). Are you an international applicant doing a PhD? Click here (deadline 1 June 2017).

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Research Seminars

The School Research Seminars take place on Wednesdays. Join us for tea and cake in the foyer at 4.30; the talk follows at 5.00 in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theater 2 (KE LT2).

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