Research course


Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of History

Entry requirements

Applicants for MPhil/PhD are expected to hold a Masters degree (MA) or the equivalent.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Department of History is rated in the top national assessment category for teaching, and is recognised as world-leading in its research. It is the largest History department in the University of London and one of the biggest in the country.

We provide a friendly and welcoming environment within which we aim to give you the maximum flexibility to pursue your own interests, helping you to construct a coherant degree programme that provides an exciting sense of the development of societies and institutions over time.

Our students have access to some of the richest facilities for historical research anywhere in the world; in addition to the College’s substantial library collections, there is the National Archives, British Library and other libraries of the University of London.

Department specialisms

Medieval, Byzantine and Early Modern History; Renaissance; British 18th-Century; 20th-Century Europe; Holocaust; Gender History; History of the USA; modern Islam; Iran; India; Far East; Crusades; History of Medicine

Information for international students

Requires good English (IELTS 7.0 minimum).

Fees and funding

AHRC, college studentships

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-96 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Jonathan Harris
01784 443311