Joining our academic community
As a postgraduate student here you have the chance to work in one of the largest departments of history in the UK and a leading centre for historical research. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise judged 65 per cent of our research as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', and a recent survey placed us among the top fifty History departments in the world.
We have particular strengths in Medieval, European, Modern British, International, and Wider World history (especially the history of Africa, the Caribbean, East and South Asia, the Middle East, and the United States of America).
We offer both taught and research postgraduate degrees, including a one-year MA by Research.
You will have the chance to flourish within the supportive environment of a research-led university and the Faculty of Arts Graduate School. We sustain a vigorous research culture with regular seminars given by invited academics, staff and current research students which will expose you to the latest historical research.
As a postgraduate student you will be joining a vibrant community of over 50 taught postgraduates and 80 research students. There are many opportunities for getting involved in the wider life of the School, whether it be mentoring undergraduate dissertation students, teaching, attending student-led seminars, or simply socialising with other postgraduates.