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History PhD

History PhD

PhD
  • Typically 3 years full time or 5 years part time
  • Year of entry 2021
  • Campus Egham and Central London

About us

We are one of the largest and most diverse history departments in the United Kingdom. We offer expert supervision in a wide range of subject areas, both in geographic and chronological terms - from the Reconstruction South of the US to colonial Tahiti, and from ancient Rome to contemporary Britain.

Research clusters with a global reputation include the study of the Holocaust and comparative genocide, material culture and gender history, Public History, the history of South Asia and the Islamic World, the history of early Christianity and Late Antiquity, and Byzantine and Crusading History.

Our postgraduate student body is as diverse as our subject specialisations, including many overseas and mature students. Our department places central importance on public engagement with many of our colleagues sharing their expertise regularly on television and radio, and writing for a wider reading public. We also maintain close partnerships with institutions like the British Museum, the Museum of London, Kew Gardens and the Imperial War Museum to give our research public impact.

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