Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) and a good master's degree in History or related discipline.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Additional Requirements

As part of your application, you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found on the writing-a-research-proposal webpage.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The Department has a lively and cosmopolitan postgraduate research community and we aim to help you to become a first class researcher and scholar. 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. Typically, a good proportion of our students will hold ESRC, AHRC, Faculty or Departmental scholarships, with a number also accessing funding from other Lancaster University or external sources.

We invite you to browse our departmental web pages to find out about our research specialisms and the wide range of fascinating research in which our academic staff are currently engaged. Where there is a good match with your proposed area of research, feel free to contact the potential supervisor informally in the first instance.

Information for international students

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 5.5 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592549