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Cambridge NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships

Graduate Research Opportunities


The Course Description for BC329 with lead supervisor Guy Jacobs is "PhD in Biological Anthropology"; entering the words Biological Anthropology in the Course Directory Search should bring this up. 

When prompted in the research section of the on-line application, please make sure that you enter the code(s) and title(s) of the project which you are applying for, as well as the name of the proposed supervisor(s). 

Please remember that, although you may see later dates by which you can apply to enter the course, the deadline for funding by the NERC doctoral training partnership (and for consideration for projects listed by the DTP) for 2024 entry is January 4th at noon.

If you wish to devise you own research project you should also submit a short research proposal which you should already have discussed with one of our staff members.

Click here to start the application process.

Other details about postgraduate training in Archaeology are on the department website.

Archaeology at Cambridge is one of the leading Archaeology departments globally (ranked 2nd in the QS World University Rankings). Faculty play a leading role in international and national science programs and the department has consistently high HEFCE research ratings over the last three RAE/REF. The Department has significant depth across a wide range of science-based archaeology including archaeobotany, archaeogenetics, archaeozoology, geoarchaeology, stable isotopic analyses and human osteology. Particular research strengths include: integrated investigations of plant, animal, and hominin dispersals in relation to palaeoclimate; past land use and human impacts on environment; diet, nutrition, and palaeopathology. The Department has very strong links with a range of sciences across the University and beyond, and has on-going research projects on every continent.