Entry requirements

For entry on to the MPhil or PhD programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, and a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

RESEARCH - If you join our School you’ll be working within a vibrant postgraduate community. We specialise in the political, social and cultural history of Britain and Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. We have a strong record of securing research funds from the AHRC, Wellcome Trust, English Heritage, Leverhulme, Norwich HEART and others and welcome applications for MPhil degrees and PhDs.

STAFF RESEARCH INTERESTS - We were ranked third for research intensity in the Times Higher Education REF 2014 subject rankings. Our research strengths include: British and European Medieval History; Early Modern History of Britain, Europe and the Atlantic World; Modern and Contemporary History of Europe (in particular France, Italy, Germany); Modern British, Imperial and International History; Modern Russian and Eastern European History; Landscape and Environmental History; Local and Regional History.

If you are interested in applying for a research degree, please feel free to contact academic staff directly. For contact details and research interests go to: www.uea.ac.uk/his/people

STUDENT RESEARCH - Recent student research topics include: Views of the Land in Colonial New England; Children’s Picture Books in the Soviet Union; Local Politics in Early Modern Norwich; Female Politicians in late 19th-Century Britain; Multiculturalism in United Germany; Football in Post-War Bosnia.

You’ll be supervised by a team of at least two Faculty members.

Information for international students

English entry requirement: Minimum IELTS 7.0 overall score of 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening and 7.0 in writing), or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 59 17 09