Research course

Empire and Postcolonial Studies

Institution
Open University · Department of History
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 in a relevant degree plus a masters degree, or equivalent evidence of ability to write and research at a high level, or a first class degree with a dissertation element.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Studies The cross-faculty Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies covers a wide range of history. Areas of particular interest include the British Empire, colonial India, relationships between the West and the postcolonial world, empire in Asian port cities, and heritage. Research into imperial conflicts, including policing and counterinsurgency, is a particular strength, and overlaps with the discipline’s Crime and Policing Research Group. We have particular regional expertise covering Asia (India, SE Asia, the coast of China) and Africa (Kenya).

We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact us (details below).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Luc-André Brunet
Email
FASS-History-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 653266