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, July, April

Course content

The current research themes for supervision in history are:

  • Medieval England and the continent
  • Society, Politics and Culture: early modern Britain/Europe.
  • The Making of Modern Britain.
  • Russian and east European history.
  • Nationalism in 20th Century Europe.
  • Landscape history, geographical information systems (GIS).

The School of History at UEA specialises in the political, social and cultural history of Britain and Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. We offer MPhil and PhD research degrees.

The School is one of the largest groups of historians in the UK. 99% of research within the School of History is internationally recognised, with 77% rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. In the Times Higher Education Supplement (1 January 2015) History at UEA ranked third best in the UK, after Oxford and Cambridge.


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.

Fees and funding

Studentships may be available for exceptional candidates. Please see http://www.uea.ac.uk/history/research-degrees/funding for more information.


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