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History and Welsh History PhD

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Pursue original research, supervised by leading historians with expertise in a broad chronological, geographical and thematic range, spanning the medieval to the modern period across the globe.

Benefit from our exciting interdisciplinary Research Groups and Research Centres, taking their specialisms in new directions.

The History and Welsh History section provides training and a high level of support in the historical fields of early modern, modern and contemporary Wales. Our postgraduate community contributes vitally to the research culture of the School and to the University's international reputation for research.

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in academia, research (commercial etc), public service, teaching and related fields, and the media.

Distinctive features

  • We are a dynamic component of the School and score highly in assessments of both teaching and research.
  • We offer an exciting, stimulating and supportive learning environment and actively seeks to develop its research and postgraduate culture.
  • We are closely involved with a number of interdisciplinary research groups including the Centre for the Study of Medieval Society and Culture, the Cardiff Centre for the Crusades, the Cardiff Centre for Modern German History and the Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies.


We offer a breadth of chronological, geographical and historiographic expertise, and the research interests of the staff range from the Normans to Communist art, from Fascism to early-modern crime and witchcraft, from emigration to the history of medicine, and from Wales to India and China.

History scholarship at Cardiff combines theoretical innovation and research expertise, creating distinctive strengths in a range of areas, including warfare and the Crusades, authoritarian regimes, Wales and the wider world, gender and identity, and medicine and the body.

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University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 9 2

    31st out of 93 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 199
    153 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.58 92%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    150 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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