Applicants require a master's degree with Merit (or international equivalent) in History, Politics, Public Policy, or other relevant discipline, with proven ability (such as in an undergraduate dissertation) for conducting extended research and writing.
In exceptional circumstances only, a Bachelors degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours (or international equivalent) may be considered wiithout further study where there is a convincing case based upon the candidate's broader work experience.
Months of entry
This programme is offered within the Department of Political Economy, and focuses on research into politics, policy-making, and government in Britain in the recent past. We understand this broadly to include local politics, society and activism, economic policy and the City of London, as well as central government, foreign policy, political parties and Whitehall. Current supervisors include Professor Richard Roberts, Dr Michael Kandiah, Professor Pat Thane, Dr Andrew Blick and Professor Roger Mortimore.
Within the Department of Political Economy, the Centre for British Politics and Government includes the Witness Seminar programme formerly run by the Institute of Contemporary British History, and works with History & Policy, directed by Dr Andrew Blick, which works for better public policy through an understanding of history by connecting historians, policy makers and the media.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- John Meadowcroft
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