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  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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 The Department of History at the University of Liverpool is pleased to invite applications for one PhD studentship in History.

The University of Liverpool is one of Britain's leading research institutions. It is ranked among the top universities worldwide and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising the leading research universities in the UK. Since 2010 the Department of History has been part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures. The School, which is based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, also includes the Departments of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, Modern Languages & Cultures, Irish Studies and Politics. It received an Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2018.

The Department of History at Liverpool has been a world leader in historical research and teaching for over 100 years. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant department with internationally recognised expertise in British, European, American and Global History. Our thriving graduate community is at the heart of the department and our PhD students make a vital contribution to our research culture.

Liverpool is a distinctive and lively city, with a rich and fascinating history. Staff and students in the Department of History often work closely with Liverpool's famous galleries and museums, and a number of the School's interdisciplinary research centres are actively engaged in projects with these local institutions.

In order to be eligible for this PhD studentship in History, you will need to have already applied for a PhD place in History at the University of Liverpool prior to the deadline for this competition. Awards will be made on the basis of the academic merit of your University of Liverpool PhD application and its alignment with the current research strengths of the Department, our interdisciplinary research centres, and the School. Candidates are encouraged to contact potential supervisors to discuss their proejcts.


Research Centres
• The Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS)
• The Europe and the World Centre (EWC)
• Eighteenth-Century Worlds (ECW)
• The Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (LCMRS)
• The Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Health, Medicine and Technology

Research Themes
• Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
• Humanities and Social Sciences of Health, Medicine and Technology
• Transforming Conflict
• Slavery and Unfree Labour
• Heritage
• Children and Childhood

To apply for this studentship, please submit the following as an expression of interest:
• Academic CV.
• A short description (2 A4 pages maximum, including project title and any citations/bibliography) of the proposed research project and how it will align to one or more of the above research centres or themes
• Identification of potential supervisor(s) in the Department of History, with brief justification.

Any queries about this studentship should be sent to Dr Marios Costambeys (Postgraduate Recruitment Lead, Department of History: [Email Address Removed]).

Applications for this studentship must be submitted by email to [] by 5pm on Monday 17 February 2020.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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