Overview of Training

The Centre for Doctoral Training provides four years of integrated training including the Masters of Research (MRes) and doctoral studies.


The new MRes SEAHA course, starting in 2014/2015, builds on the previous MRes Heritage Science course at UCL and adopts leading edge teaching and learning techniques, which means you will be acquiring new skills in a highly pragmatic context, incorporating team working, problem-based teaching, case-based learning, discussions, presentations and reports.

The most important component of the MRes course is the pronounced research element of the course.

Three out of the five modules are research-based: two (elective) mini-projects and the Masters Dissertation. This allows students to explore research projects in considerable depth and learn through research.

Teaching on the course is undertaken by academic staff from UCL, University of Oxford and University of Brighton, as well as by teachers from partner institutions.

The MRes SEAHA course welcomes both CDT SEAHA students, and external students enrolled on the course.

Doctoral Studies

In many cases the MRes Dissertation will represent a useful feasibility study for the SEAHA Project. With the MRes phase completed, a critical examination of the project plan is in place. This needs to be done in collaboration with the Supervisors.

The doctoral project will naturally follow from the MRes project. In line with enrolment requirements, the doctoral project will need to expand the MRes idea and develop it into a three-year proposal.

The doctoral project is continued either at UCL, University of Oxford or University of Brighton. Each university and in some cases departments and faculties, have different regulations. It is essential that students are familiar with these in advance of the start of doctoral studies.

Cohort Activities

Throughout the four year programme, students engage in the SEAHA cohort activities programme, which involves a number of activities: short courses, often in collaboration with project partners, invited lectures, public engagement events, career events, and residential events.

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