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the criteria about phd funding are only academic or social too?
Hello Petros, I’m not entirely sure what you mean but the criteria by which an application for PhD funding is judged will vary depending on the type of award. Most will be allocated on the basis of academic excellence but some bursaries, particularly those that are managed by charities and trusts, will have social criteria too. Full details can be found via our funding database.
Best of luck!
Hey Mike, I do reside in Kent, London. Does this mean I would be eligible for the AHRC scholarships even if I don’t have a job in UK? I am actually leaving there with my parents and due to family reason I wouldn’t be able to move to Birmingham. Which documents should I need to apply for the AHRC scholarships? And are there any other requirements besides residence in the UK? I have British nationality but all my degrees are from the Netherlands. Thank you!
Hi Fay, Having a job is not a requirement for getting a scholarship, and it won’t matter that your degrees are from the Netherlands. You could study part-time if you are not able to come to Birmingham regularly, but it will depend on the availability of the resources that you need for your research. Please see this page for details of how to apply. The important thing to note is that you must have applied for the degree programme first.
Hey! I have one question concerning scholarships. Are scholarships of the same amount when choosing for distance learning PhD instead of on campus? Thank you!
Hi F Tucker,
Thank you for this.
Distance Learners are not typically eligible to apply for the AHRC scholarship.
However, students can apply for the DL bursary scheme especially created for distance learners. These are worth £2,000 for Home/EU students and £3,000 for International students.
I hope you find this useful.
Hello – I am interested in following a distance learning Masters in Archaeology. I keep coming across the Pathway to Landscape Archaeology Masters on quite a few sites which say it is a distance learning course, but I can find no mention of this in your prospectus.
I’m afraid that none of the Masters programmes in Archaeology are offered by distance learning. The PhD however is offered by distance learning.
You can find out more about the MA Archaeology here.
I hope that helps.