History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)
Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. We offer promising candidates the opportunity to study alongside academic staff working at the forefront of current research.
Research in the Department of History has unique chronological and geographical depth, covering a wide range of British, European and world history from the early medieval period to the present.
The History MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.
The History PhD – the most advanced research degree – leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice, under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.
Our History programmes can be studied on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a required visit to campus in the first year of study.
Research interests of staff include:
We are able to provide expert supervision across a variety of topics. A summary of our key research areas, and staff working within those, can be found below.
For full research interests of staff, please read our staff profiles or visit the 'Research' tab on the course page.
Please visit the College of Arts and Law funding page for information on possible funding opportunities: View Website