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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-20, JAN-21, MAY-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Our faculty are experts in their fields and active on both sides of the Atlantic. This means you’ll be guided and supervised through your research project by leading practitioners.

AREAS OF STUDY

We welcome research applications focusing on the social and political history of the United States. Much of our research focuses on:

  • US race relations from slavery to civil rights, the Black Power movement and Black Lives Matter
  • the Cold War and transnationalism after World War II
  • transnational race relations
  • the Civil War era
  • the history of American racial violence.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Students will join a welcoming community of academics and students from more than 140 countries, with internationalism at the university’s heart.
Research at Sussex challenges conventional thinking, seeking inspiring and creative ways to understand and solve global issues.
Situated on the south coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 15

    17th out of 93 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    144 87%

    3rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    12th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    142 68%

    27th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    52nd

    10

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