Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally require a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

Medieval history, local and social history, Early-modern England, modern international history.

Histroy is in the top 3 performing REF subjects at Keele: 82% of its research is recognised as world leading and internationally excellent (4* and 3*).

Department specialisms

For a list of current research strengths for supervising a research Medieval History Early modern British History Modern British European, African and Asian History Local History Public History History of Medicine Gender History Imperial History Religious History

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Information for international students

English Language proficiency required. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe green campus environment. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Prospective applicants are advised to look regularly from January onwards to see if there are any opportunities available in your field.
Key sponsors: AHRC, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ESRC for Social History

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

PGR Administrator
+44 (0)1782 733641