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The Honor Frost Foundation masters or doctoral awards in maritime archaeology now available

Published: 28 March 2013Origin: Archaeology
Southampton's Avenue Campus

Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship from the Honor Frost Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to promote the advancement and research, including publication, of marine and maritime archaeology with particular focus on the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Honor Frost Foundation is keen to support educational opportunities for students from the primary regions where Honor worked and is supporting a scholarship in Maritime Archaeology for students from Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria to attend the University of Southampton in September 2013.

The scholarship is primarily for study at MA/MSc level with the possibility of further funding for PhD, or may be offered at PhD level if there are no eligible MA candidates. This award is available to students from Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria.

Students will be registered at the University of Southampton and supervised by experts in the field of Maritime Archaeology.

Entry requirements:

The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and be keen to develop the subject in their home country upon their return.

The MA Scholarship requires: a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in either archaeology or a related discipline. You must be a citizen of Cyprus, Lebanon or Syria.

The MA scholarship is tenable for one year, commencing September 2013, at an annual stipend of £9,000 with an additional travel fund of £1000, which can be drawn as required during your study. Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the Overseas rate. There may also be the opportunity to continue to MPhil/PhD, fully funded, for a further 3 years on completion of the MA/MSc.


The PhD scholarship requires: a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) and a Masters in either archaeology or a related discipline. You must be a citizen of Cyprus, Lebanon or Syria.

The PhD scholarship is tenable for a maximum of three years, commencing September 2013, at an annual stipend of £11,000 with an additional travel fund of £1000 per annum, which can be drawn as required during your tenure. Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the Overseas rate.

For further details contact: Dr Lucy Blue lkb@soton.ac.uk

Application for this studentship is by CV; a sample of written work (5,000 words, max); and covering letter, explaining why you feel you are suitable for the MA or PhD scholarship. Please also arrange for two academic references to be sent independently by the deadline. All material should be sent to pgafh@soton.ac.uk.  

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide IELTS or equivalent certification. Our application process requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 for MA and PhD. Should you be offered an award, we may require you to attend an intensive English language course and/or English language support classes either prior to or during the award period. The costs of this may be included in the studentship.

Deadline for applications: Friday 31st May 2013.

We may invite you for interview. Interviews will take place over the telephone/Skype on Wednesday 12th June 2013.

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