Skip to main content



Expertise of research area
british history; european history; gender studies; health and society; international history; modern history; postcolonial; war and peace

Coronavirus information for applicants and offer holders

We hope that by the time you’re ready to start your studies with us the situation with COVID-19 will have eased. However, please be aware, we will continue to review our courses and other elements of the student experience in response to COVID-19 and we may need to adapt our provision to ensure students remain safe. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, regularly visit our website, which we will continue to update as the situation changes

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

With over 45 academic staff, our research profile is broad and diverse and we hope to be able to offer you supervision in almost any topic. You&#039;ll undertake research under the guidance of experts and will be examined exclusively by thesis. Your research should contain your own analysis and conclusions based on your personal study of primary and secondary source materials.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<h3>Our Expertise / Your Research Topic</h3> <p>Our expertise ranges from: Britain and Europe to Africa, the Caribbean, East Asia, India, North America, and Russia; from political, social and cultural to religious, military and international history; from the middle ages to the &#39;War on Terror&#39;. Please see our <a href=";query=&amp;isSupervisor=true&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=all&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=academic&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=professional&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=visiting&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=honorary&amp;categoryIDs%5B%5D=41">staff profiles</a>&nbsp;for further details.</p> <p>We have an excellent record of thesis completion and a tradition of close and involved personal supervision.</p> <h2>PhD by Distance Learning</h2> <p>It is possible to study for a PhD by Distance Learning,for further information contact&nbsp;<a href="">Dr Mic Spencer</a>, Head of the Graduate School.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.</p> <p>Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures<br /> The minimum English language requirements for Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the School of History.<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Linked funding opportunities</h2>