University of Manchester

University of Manchester


Research interests span from medieval to contemporary times and there is a noted concentration of scholarship in cultural and social history from late antiquity, including: Cultural history of modern war; economic and social history; historical methodology; history of gender and sexuality; intellectual history; history of migration; nationalism and imperialism; politics and the State; history of religion; urban history; world history.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: PhD: a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree plus a Master's in a related subject area, or its overseas equivalent; MPhil: a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours in a related subject area, or its overseas equivalent; IELTS 7.0 or 600 TOEFL (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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