Research course


Lancaster University · History

Entry requirements

An MA in History or related discipline, or previous high quality publications, and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department has a lively and cosmopolitan postgraduate research community and we aim to help you become first class researchers and scholars. A good proportion of our students hold ESRC, AHRC, Faculty or Departmental scholarships, with a small number funded by other internal or external sources. We accept applications for a wide range of proposals and offer expert supervision from staff within the Department and, where necessary, through close relationships with other departments or colleagues in North Western institutions as part of the ESRC and AHRC doctoral training partnerships.

Department specialisms

Our staff retain a strong commitment to individual research and scholarship and through this the Department has developed expertise in areas extending from late antiquity to modern and contemporary history. Our research embraces socioeconomic, cultural, political, religious and intellectual history, and has an innovative cross-disciplinary emphasis. It also encompasses an exceptionally broad geographical scope, including Western, Southern and Central Europe, North Africa, South and East Asia, Australasia, and the Americas. This breadth enables us to offer supervision and teaching in a wide range of historical research specialisms.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36/24 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
01524 592549