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History - Postgraduate Research Opportunities


About the Programme

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.

Research interests of staff include:

Early modern history
Environmental history
Gender, sexuality and race
Global history
Medieval history
Modern British history
Modern European history
Religious history
War and conflict
 

For full research interests of staff, please read our staff profiles or visit the research interest tab on each programmes course page.

Please visit the College of Arts and Law funding page for information on possible funding opportunities.


Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in History?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 37.20

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

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