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History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

As a postgraduate researcher in the Department of History you will have the opportunity to work alongside academic staff whose research is at the forefront of current historical scholarship. In contrast, the History PhD is the most advanced research degree. This leads to a thesis of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice, again under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

Research degrees in History at Birmingham provide opportunities for detailed engagement with a specific topic, enhanced by the debates and cross-fertilisation of ideas sparked by working in contact and association with members of the UK’s leading History department, as judged in the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise. Opportunities for collaboration across the University, particularly in the fields of Byzantine, Hispanic and Music History, as well as Philosophy, Politics and Economics, also help to generate stimulating and rewarding research.

The extensive holdings of the University’s library, and ready access to other regional archives and libraries, offer abundant raw material for research. Within the department, groups such as the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA) , generate a lively inter- and multi-disciplinary research culture, through delivery papers and broadening intellectual horizons.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,880per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    154 74%

    20th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    70th

    5

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