Postgraduate Study

Join our large and internationally diverse postgraduate/graduate community to study for a Masters degree or carry out PhD research, on or off campus. We offer part-time and full-time taught Masters and diplomas, and support innovative PhD research on a wide range of topics and regions through working closely with expert academic staff.

PG Archaeology and Ancient History

Our taught Masters and Diplomas

> MA Archaeology

> MA Graeco-Roman World

> MA Classical Mediterranean by DL

> MA Archaeology and Heritage by DL

Our Postgraduate Research (PhD) opportunities

We believe a good match between PhD researcher and supervisor is the key to a successful dissertation. If you would like to join our doctoral research community the first step is to consult our areas of research and staff profiles to identify potential supervisors. Don’t worry if you can’t find an exact match, get inspiration from our current PhD projects, or just contact us and we will be happy to advise.

> Campus based PhDs

> Distance learning PhDs

> Apply for a PhD

Fee Discounts: If you are one of our current or former students you may be eligible for a 10% or 20% discount on your postgraduate fees. Click here for more information.

Leicester is an hour by train from the centre of London and lies a similar distance from Oxford and Cambridge. The Midlands is bursting with prehistoric, Roman, medieval, and industrial archaeological sites and monuments.

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AHRC Midlands3Cities

PhD funding for UK/EU students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 80 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD studentships for UK/EU applicants for October 2018 entry.
  1. Submit a pre-application form to express interest in PhD study, or contact the School's PGR administrator (; 0116 252 2611) with any questions.
  2. Attend the M3C Application Writing workshop at Leicester on 18 November (view details, or book a place)
Funding application deadline: Monday 15 January 2018
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Research Seminars

The School Research Seminars take place on Wednesdays. Join us for tea and cake in the foyer at 4pm; the talk follows at 4.30pm in Bennett Building Lecture Theatre 10 (BEN LT10).

Full programme