Research programmes are best suited to students who have a clear idea of a topic they would like to investigate in detail.
There are two types of History programme. The MA by Research entails producing a 30,000-word thesis; the PhD programme demands a high level of research and analysis resulting in a 100,000 (PhD) word thesis.
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.
MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; PhD 3 years full-time, 5 years part-time
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