Best universities offering PhD in Archaeology degree programs:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- The MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Archaeological Materials for students who wish to combine the study of anthropological archaeology and archaeological science with the science and engineering of materials.

University of Alberta (Canada)
- The Department of History and Classics offers a PhD in Classical Archaeology degree.
- The length of the programme is four to six years depending on previous preparation.
- The minimum period of residence is two academic years of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

The University of Manchester (UK)
- The PhD programmes in archaeology (full-time and part-time) involve substantial original research leading to the production of a thesis that constitutes a genuine contribution to knowledge.
- Applicants should have a First or Upper Second class honours degree plus a Masters qualification in Archaeology or a related subject area, or its overseas equivalent.
- Manchester is ranked 16th in the nation for Archaeology by The Times Good University Guide 2010.

Cardiff University (UK)
- Cardiff offers the Archaeology/Conservation (PhD/MPhil) program. It is suitable for graduates in archaeology, history, ancient history, conservation science and chemistry, and other related and relevant disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and biological and physical sciences.
- Applicants should normally hold a degree with first or good second class Honours or equivalent.
- The School of History and Archaeology has an international reputation for the high standard of its historical research. It has attracted funding from a number of sources including UK Research Councils, the Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, etc.

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