The study of archaeological materials is an exciting field to combine skills and methods across many different disciplines, from the Earth and natural Sciences through Engineering to Art History and History. Our doctoral programme is designed for incoming students reflecting this broad spectrum, and aims to train and educate them to become fluent in several of these disciplines. The main entry requirement (besides the formal requirements specified by the CyI Graduate School) is an openness to new learning and a curiosity about the skills and abilities of past people, whether they were making, trading or using these materials.