Birkbeck, University of London
A research degree offers you the opportunity to acquire a highly advanced set of conceptual skills developed in the pursuit of new knowledge, which can be applied within or beyond an academic or scholarly context. Research training in any academic discipline helps to channel creativity into critical innovatory reasoning. The legitimate authority of original, independent research depends upon persuasive analytical arguments supported by critically evaluated evidence.
Good Honours degree in a historical subject. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.
We provide a supportive context for research in the following areas: Ancient Greece and Roman social and cultural history; later Roman archaeology; late antiquity; history of medieval societies and cultures; British social, cultural and political history since 1400; French history since 1400; Italian history since 1500; the cultural history of early modern cities, especially London and Venice; the history of ideas from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries; Russian history since 1800; nineteenth- and twentieth-century American social and cultural history; Balkan history and the history of the Ottoman Empire and its successor states; West and Southern Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the history of Japan and East Asia; the history of science, medicine and psychoanalysis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and the cultural history of death, warfare, race, gender and sexuality.
Applicants with a strong academic background may apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) full-time or part-time doctoral awards (UK and EU-based applicants only); a limited number of College Research Studentships (fees-only) are also available by competition; these may be held in conjunction with research scholarships offered by the department of history, classics and archaeology, which are designed as a contribution to living costs; the school of social sciences, history and philosophy (SSHP) is also offering up to 30 studentships in the form of fee waivers; overseas applicants may be eligible to apply for the SSHP overseas research studentship.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
020 7079 0689