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Cambridge Heritage Research Centre


PhD Label


Applicants wishing to conduct heritage research may apply to undertake a PhD in any of the partners departments and faculties of the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre (CHRC). All graduate students enrolled on the MPhil or conducting doctoral research in Heritage are eligible to become CHRC Graduate Members.

Recent doctoral projects focusing on heritage research have been conducted under PhD programmes in Archaeology, Classics, Criminology, Development Studies, Land Economy, Education, and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

In addition to graduate membership of the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre, doctoral students can benefit from interdisciplinary supervisory teams and training opportunities in the Centre's partner departments and faculties.

For more information about the PhD programmes to which you can apply to undertake heritage research follow the links below.


Degree  Programme

Faculty / Department Programme Details
PhD in Archaeology Department of Archaeology
PhD in Classics Faculty of Classics
PhD in Criminology Institute of Criminology
PhD Development Studies Centre of Development Studies
PhD in Land Economy Department of Land Economy
PhD in Education Faculty of Education

PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Recent PhD dissertation titles include:

  • Reconstructing cultural heritage in post-war northern Germany: a long-term process of negotiating place and memory
  • The Concept of 'Patriotic Education' and its Influence on China's World Heritage Practice
  • Managing and Interpreting Greece's Ottoman Heritage
  • Narratives of Transatlantic Slavery in British Museums
  • Nation Building and Cultural Heritage in Postcolonial Cuba (1898-2014)
  • Forging Identities in the Multicultural Society: cultural landscape construction in Langde, China 
  • Dealing with difficult heritage: South Korea's responses to Japanese colonial occupation architecture
  • Here Lies Our Land: Heritage Identity, and Clanship in Contemporary Scotland