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History - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

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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. Our academics cover a wide range of British, European and Worldwide history from around 500 to the present day, providing expert supervision in areas including medieval history, cultural and social history, politics, economics, religion, war studies, the history of the West Midlands, the history of sexuality and emotion, and the history of the environment.

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:

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

Funding applications for College scholarships are now open for 2018 entry.

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further 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)

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