Birkbeck is a member of the UCL, Bloomsbury, East London (UBEL) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The Archaeology and Heritage and the Social and Economic History pathways of this DTP bring together training in Birkbeck, the School of Oriental and African Studies, UCL and UEL and cover a broad range of specialisms. The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, a world leader across a wide range of subjects, is in an ideal position to provide PhD training in social history, economic history, urban history, prehistory, classical archaeology and medieval archaeology. We have established training in research methods and skills through dedicated modules such as ‘Mastering historical research’ and quantitative research methods, as well as a wide range of workshops and PhD seminars, not to mention the master classes and other activities organized by our lively and dynamic community of postgraduate research students.
Our commitment to working professionals and part-time education means that we welcome part-time as well as full-time students. Apart from conventional MPhil/PhD routes, we also offer 1+3 route in which applicants who do not have a masters degree involving training in quantitative methods can apply for a 1+3 ESRC studentship to cover the costs of a Masters, MSc Historical Research (Economic and Social History) or MSc Archaeological Practice (both of which involve training in intermediate quantitative methods), before progressing to a PhD.
Applicants can apply for a Full Award or a Fees-Only Award or full-time or part-time study subject to residency requirements. Applicants who wish to be considered for an ESRC studentship for MPhil/PhD studies in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck must apply to the Birkbeck MPhil/PhD programmes by 6 January 2017. A covering letter should be included with this application stating that you wish to be considered for an ESRC studentship. This letter should make clear that Birkbeck and the UBEL DTP are your first choice in applying for an ESRC studentship and explain why your academic studies to date and proposed research project make you a suitable candidate for this highly competitive source of funding.
For further information about the DTP and eligibility details, please visit www.ubel-dtp.ac.uk. Final versions of applications from selected candidates will need to be submitted by 3 February for the central studentship competition. Please send all queries to the MPhil/PhD administrator, Sian Green (firstname.lastname@example.org)