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

The Empire and Postcolonial Research Group within the Department of History links to the cross-faculty Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies. 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 department’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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Course Enquiries
          Email
          arts-history-pg-enquiries@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 653266