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PhD in Asia and the Middle East

University of York

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

We examine the impact of empires in Asia and of Asian cultures on Europe while challenging Eurocentric approaches to the study of the past.

Our expertise ranges across East, South, Southeast and West Asia with our strengths lying in the fields of cultural, social, political, environmental and medical history.

Collectively our concern is with material, cultural and political engagement. We make contributions to area studies as well as to debates about the causes and consequences of globalisation.


  • The history of medicine and health in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka (part of a major project funded by The Wellcome Trust)
  • The formation and influence of Asian diasporas, notably in Eastern and Southern Africa, the Caribbean and Western Europe
  • The social history of space through transport, landscape and ecology; the interaction of European and Asian belief systems
  • State formation, with a focus on the practices of colonial bureaucracies
  • The origins and effects of political constructs, such as nation, community and empire
  • Ideologies, such as anti-imperialism, communism and Bushido

Tuition fees

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£ 17,750per 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 York

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    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 90 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    151 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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