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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, JAN-23

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme overview

PhD: a research project undertaken across three years (full-time, plus a writing up period), culminating in an 80,000 word thesis. As well as having the option to audit taught units, there may be the potential for PhD students to teach units themselves from their second year of study onwards.

Bristol's importance as medieval England's second city and a major maritime port for trade and exploration makes it an excellent setting for interdisciplinary intellectual exchange. The Centre for Medieval Studies in the Faculty of Arts has internationally recognised expertise in a wide range of subject areas.

Research towards MPhil and PhD is supported in the following subject areas: archaeology, drama, English, French, history, history of art, Italian, medieval Latin, music, religion and theology. Applications from prospective graduate students wishing to undertake interdisciplinary research are particularly welcome.

This research degree is also available via distance learning.

Careers

A significant number of graduates from this programme develop careers as academics in higher education. Others move into academic-related jobs in archives, libraries or academic administration, with many maintaining the capacity to undertake new and innovative research in the field of medieval studies. Some come to medieval studies as mature students in retirement and go on to become independent researchers.

Application deadline

01 August 2021, 01 December 2022

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,500per 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 Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 24 2

    17th out of 90 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    151 76%

    9th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    7th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    15th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    162 83%

    14th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    22nd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    81st

    5

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