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Applying for Postgraduate Research Courses in History

The Warwick History Department invites applications for its doctoral programme and MA by research from qualified applicants wishing to pursue research into subjects related to the department's areas of research expertise. The first step in applying for a research degree is to identify your own areas of interest. If you already have a clear idea of both the area you'd like to explore and the scholars at Warwick with whom you'd like to work, then we would encourage you to contact these potential supervisors directly to discuss your ideas. If you're not certain who might be a suitable supervisor, or your ideas about your research project are still evolving, then you should contact the Director of Graduate Studies (Penny Roberts, to discuss your ideas and potential supervisors.


Once we have agreed on a suitable supervisor you can complete the online application form. You'll find details about this here.

If you are interested not only in applying for a place at Warwick but also funding then please note the following IMPORTANT information:


The process of applying for an Arts and Humanities Research Council studentship, a Wolfson or a Chancellor's (or Chancellor's International) Scholarship takes place at the same time as applying for a place at Warwick; please see our funding website for more information. While completing the online application form you will be given the option of also applying for these scholarships. If you wish to apply you will be asked to submit a 4500 character (approximately 500 word) research proposal. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DISCUSS YOUR RESEARCH PROPOSAL WITH US BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION!! We can give valuable advice about how to hone your research proposal so that it expresses most clearly what you would like to study, and about what sorts of things a research proposal ought to include. SO: PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR RESEARCH PROPOSAL!