University of Sussex

University of Sussex


We invite research proposals in all aspects of contemporary history, in modern European history, in British history since 1700, in American history, in intellectual history, in digital history and in the history of science and the environment. The History Department lays particular emphasis on social, cultural, political and economic history of the 19th and 20th centuries. For individual areas of research and potential supervisors, refer to Faculty research interests. All research is individually supervised by members of the History Department, and a weekly work-in-progress seminar gives a platform for Sussex historians, visiting speakers and research students to present their ideas and scholarship. Intensive language courses in the major European languages are available.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree in history or a related discipline, or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Where it is thought advisable, 1st-year research students may be required to participate in the historical skills and methods module, or the Historiography and Intellectual History module during the autumn term. Recent thesis titles include: Neighbourhood, family and home: the working-class experience in mid-20th century Britain; the American prosecution�s use of film at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal; the political thought of the Cordeliers Club.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 678001