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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Research overview

We are confident that you will find the Department of History a stimulating place in which to conduct your research. The Department has a thriving research community that includes both staff and research students, and will offer you many opportunities to develop your skills and widen your intellectual horizons. There are many possibilities to participate in interdisciplinary research networks, contribute to research seminars, organise conferences and gain teaching experience.

Many of the our staff are recognised as global leaders in their field, building international reputations as strong, imaginative and innovative researchers. We are all dedicated to supervising PhD. research projects and further developing the rich and vibrant research culture in the Department of History, to which both staff and students contribute and from which we all benefit.

You will be able to identify a suitable supervisor for almost any doctoral project you are intending to undertake. When a project requires expertise which spans to two or more departments in the University, we may be able to offer co-supervision with colleagues in other disciplines, and for students with Midlands4Cities or Midlands Graduate School funding, co-supervision at other universities too.

View our postgraduate profiles to explore the areas of research that our academic staff are currently supervising.

Research areas

Our department a substantial range of expertise across many periods of history, from c. 800 BCE to the present day, across Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe (including Britain) and North America. Our work covers most genres of historical research and writing. Please see the Academic Staff Index for the full list of our research expertise.

Average starting salary and career progression

For postgraduates from the School of Humanities, six months after graduation:

97.9% were in employment or further study
the highest salary was £36,000
the average salary was £20,500.

Source: known destinations and salary data for full-time, home, postgraduates extracted from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17.

Careers support and advice

Whether you are considering a career within or outside academia, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate.

Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,000per 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 Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    146 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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