Many of the research opportunities in history are interdisciplinary and are available for most periods of history and in most geographical regions. MPhil/PhD supervision is normally available in the following subject areas: Classical, medieval and early modern medicine, Death and burial, Gender, women’s history and the history of sexuality, Historical demography, History of ideas, History of psychiatry, Early medieval Britain and Europe, National identity, inter-ethnic relations and border issues, Politics, international relations and the impact of war, Urban history and urban culture.
Our postgraduates enjoy a research environment in which ambitious and original ideas can flourish and they take part in the School’s research seminar series, lunchtime Postgraduate Forum seminars, and annual postgraduate conference which is organised by postgraduate students. The Postgraduate Forum also runs its own peer-reviewed e-journal. In addition, our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for postgraduate students that covers research techniques, professional/key skills and provides support for personal development.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. PhD applicants should have a relevant master's degree, or international equivalent.International Students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 5 English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
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