About the School of History
The School of History at the University of Kent offers a great environment in which to research and study. Situated in a beautiful cathedral city with its own dynamic history, the University is within easy reach of the main London archives and is convenient for travelling to mainland Europe.
The School of History is a lively, research-led department where postgraduate students are given the opportunity to work alongside academics recognised as experts in their respective fields. The School was placed eighth nationally for research intensity in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and consistently scores highly in the National Student Survey.
There is a good community spirit within the School, which includes regular postgraduate social meetings, weekly seminars and a comprehensive training programme with the full involvement of the School's academic staff. Thanks to the wide range of teaching and research interests in the School, we can offer equally wide scope for research supervision covering British, European, African and American history.
At present, there are particularly strong groupings of research students in medieval and early modern cultural and social history, early modern religious history, the history and cultural studies of science and medicine, the medicine, the history of propaganda, military history, war and the media, and the history of Kent.
We welcome research applications across the range of expertise within the School. We run regular seminars in medieval and Tudor studies, modern history, the history and cultural studies of science, and the study of propaganda.
All first-year research students attend a Methodologies and Research Skills seminar, which is split between components run by the School and others provided by the Faculty of Humanities. This training improves your knowledge of both historical theory and methods of using primary material, and can assist in funding applications.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of History was ranked 8th for research intensity and in the top 20 in the UK for research power.
An impressive 100% of our research-active staff submitted to the REF and 99% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School's environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research.
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The School of History
University of Kent
The University provides a variety of financial support for postgraduate students. This ranges from a generous number of research student scholarships, through to location-specific funding, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for overseas fee-paying students: View Website (View Website)
• CHASE, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
The University of Kent will offer CHASE DTP2 Studentships (for UK and EU students) in 2019/20 in many Arts and Humanities disciplines including: those offered in the Schools of History. Deadline for applications: 11 January 2019. Further information can be found here (View Website)
• Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships
Kent has established 100 doctoral scholarships to be awarded annually. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. For more details about applying for the scholarship please see the Scholarships website (View Website)