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PhD Scholarships: History, Classics and Archaeology, the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh - School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Full-time tuition fees at the UK/EU rate with an annual stipend (see details below).
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 31st October 2018
Closes: 31st January 2019

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to offer a number of PhD scholarships for programmes starting in 2019/20.

Applications are welcome from students applying to study on any of our PhD programmes: Archaeology, Classics, History, Economic and Social History, and Scottish History.


The awards provide full-time tuition fees at the UK/EU rate with an annual stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (value to be arranged, but for guidance, in 2018-2019 this was £14,777).


Applicants for these awards must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Hold, or successfully achieve before commencing their PhD with us, an equally high standard of postgraduate master’s degree in a relevant field


Applicants must submit a PhD application by 25 January 2019, and a scholarship application for the School Doctoral Award by 31 January 2019.

Application process

More information about our research interests across the subject areas of History, Classics and Archaeology and details of how to apply for our Doctoral Awards are available here

Further Information 

For more information about our PhD programmes, help in identifying a prospective supervisor or eligibility for these scholarships, please contact our Graduate Officers:

  • History: Professor Steve Boardman, ; +44 (0)131 650 4035
  • Archaeology: Dr Kath McSweeney,; +44 (0)131 650 2373

For further information about studying in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, please visit our website or contact

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