Fully-funded Postgraduate Studentships available

School of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Please note closing dates vary for each PHD

ONE Full-time Masters Studentship Award starting September 2016. Closing date: 15/7/16. The award linked to the AHRC Heritage Consortium will provide funding to a high quality applicant. The funding will allow you to focus on developing high level skills and competencies for research and professional practice. The studentship will cover the course fee and provide an attractive maintenance award (£8,933*). The award can be used to fund a place on any of our Masters programmes: MA Archaeology; MSc Archaeological Prospection; MSc Archaeological Sciences; MSc Human Osteology and Palaeopathology; MSc Forensic Archaeology & Crime Scene Investigation.

THREE fully funded PhD Studentships starting October 2016 – £14,296* stipend for each in 2016/17. Closing dates: PhD #1 – 30/5/16; PhDs #2, #3 – 17/6/16

PhD #1 – Visualising the Crucible of Shetland’s Broch Building (AHRC-funded SCHC CDP studentship)
This PhD is a collaborative doctoral partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and Shetland Amenity Trust. The project will compare three major multi-phase Broch sites on Shetland (Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof) reviewing original excavation archives and records associated with site monitoring, while capturing new 3D site/ landscape data (3D laser scans, photogrammetry). As a CDP Student you qualify for an additional £550 stipend payment per year. You will have an archaeology qualification, with a demonstrable interest in the archaeology of the Northern Isles and knowledge/ experience in 3D digital documentation practice in archaeology.

PhD #2 – Seismic mapping (linked to ERC-funded Europe’s Lost Frontiers project)
This PhD will involve the mapping and characterisation of the landscape of Doggerland. You will investigate the process of interpreting seismic geophysics of the North Sea bed and enabling it to be used as part of a series of computer simulations that will explore its floral, faunal and human inhabitants. You will have experience of either geophysics or large-scale mapping, ideally both. You will also have an archaeology qualification, ideally with some emphasis on prehistory.

PhD #3 – Computer simulation (linked to ERC-funded Europe’s Lost Frontiers project)
This PhD will involve using seismic, environmental and sedimentary DNA data within computer simulations of the landscape of Doggerland. This will focus on the natural resources available to hunter-gatherer communities and the processes involved with the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition.
You will have some experience of computer programming and either archaeology or anthropology.

In order to be considered for a studentship you must apply online for admission to the relevant programme of study http://www.bradford.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/(link is external) and supply a detailed covering letter which summarises previous relevant experience and interest in the subject. *Eligibility criteria apply to funding.
For further information about the School of Archaeological Sciences visit http://www.bradford.ac.uk/life-sciences/arch-sci/(link is external) and for other funding opportunities visit http://www.brad.ac.uk/fees-and-financial-support/university-scholarships…(link is external)

For all Masters enquiries and to submit your covering letter please contact the Postgraduate Secretary: sls-postgradcourse-admissions@bradford.ac.uk or call 01274 234706.

For all PhD enquiries and to submit your covering letter please contact the Postgraduate Research Admissions Administrator: sls-researchoffice@bradford.ac.uk or call 01274 235949.
Closing date: Friday 15th July 2016