University of York

University of York


The programme is aimed at individuals who have already completed a Masters degree in history or a related field and wish to gain further qualifications. Applications are invited from candidates wishing to work in all the major areas of interest covered by the department's research expertise. The department has particular geographical strengths in Britain and Ireland, European, The Americas, Asian, Middle East and Africa history and particular interests of individual staff are outlined on the faculty pages, many of which also list recently supervised research topics.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have, or be expected to obtain, a good Honours degree or its equivalent in an appropriate subject at an undergraduate level. Doctoral candidates are also expected to have completed or be pursuing a Master's course. Applications are welcome from both home and international students who wish to pursue postgraduate study in History.

Assessment methods

The MPhil is a research degree in its own right, and requires a dissertation of up to 60,000 words to be submitted by full time students after a period of 2 years' study (by part time students after 4 years). The PhD requires a dissertation of up to 90,000 words, to be submitted by full time students after a period of 3 years' study (or 6 years for part time students), with a further 1 year allowable for writing up.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time £ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
MPhil Part-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 322961