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MPhil/PhD in History (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-V1P0
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: 5-7 years


The MPhil/PhD in History offers a thriving, immersive culture of research. The University of Warwick's History Department, ranked 4th in the REF 2014, will support you as you undertake research in history. With specialist support from an expert in the field.


The breadth of expertise and experience in the History Department (currently forty or so full-time members of staff), along with a thriving culture of research, seminars and conferences, make Warwick one of the very best universities in the UK to undertake research in history. PhD students normally complete their degrees within three to four years of full-time study, or five to six years part-time. As a research student your closest contact will be with your supervisor, or supervisors, who will meet with you regularly to discuss your work, and agree a programme of reading, research and writing with you.

Additional support and training are provided by the Department, Arts Faculty and the Graduate School, as well as by History’s many reading groups, seminars, workshops and conferences. History researchers will benefit from the University Library’s new Research Exchange, a dedicated postgraduate conference and study area, with state-of-the-art facilities.


The Department of History at Warwick has particular strengths in the history of the early modern and modern periods. Our Faculty have expertise in subjects across the world, and a number of specialist Research Centres facilitating new research by students and scholars.

You can also search our academic staff by their areas of expertise.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree and Master's degree (or equivalent) in History or a closely related subject

English language requirements Band B
Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 and component scores


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

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