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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Sussex is well-situated for accessing an extraordinary range of resources and documentary materials.

The Keep, a world-class archival centre on our doorstep is home to the German-Jewish archives, the papers of Rudyard Kipling and Leonard Woolf, and the Mass Observation Archive, an unparalleled resource for the study of modern British history.

Sussex also has easy access to the British Library and National Archives in London.


We combine a long tradition in a field of scholarship pioneered at Sussex with a commitment to fostering new and emerging fields of inquiry.

Core supervisory expertise is offered in the following:

  • all aspects of 20th-century British history
  • the history of the United States
  • trans-national and comparative histories of race
  • gender history
  • the histories of youth and popular culture
  • the impact of war in the modern world
  • German-Jewish history
  • the history of emotion.

We particularly welcome outstanding applications that reflect Sussex’s distinctive interdisciplinary and comparative approach to historical research.

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

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  • Campus address

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

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 90 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    130 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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