We can accept students to study for the degrees of MPhil/PhD. We expect applicants to have a MA degree in an appropriate subject area and to have completed a dissertation in a topic related to their proposed research area.
If you do not have such a background you should consider taking the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. In the first instance you should write to Dr Nicholas Campion.
It is customary for students to register for MPhil and then upgrade to PhD half-way through their research.
Students are not required to live in Lampeter. If you are internationally-based you would need to attend the University to upgrade from MPhil to PhD (a viva, or oral exam, is required) and for your final viva.
On the first occasion we would expect you to present a research seminar to the History and Archaeology and Anthropology departments as part of their regular research seminar series. Superversion with distance-learning students can be conducted via e mail or on-line tutorials.
PhD studies normally take from 3 years to 5 years full-time, and from 5 years to 9 years part-time.
For students from the US: Please note that PhDs in the UK are undertaken by independent research (the taught component in American PhDs is satisfied in the taught MA in the UK) There is therefore no 'PhD program' in the American sense.