Research course

Cornish Studies

University of Exeter · History

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in History, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Research students are supervised by academic staff within the Institute of Cornish Studies. The Institute is home to two high-profile research programmes: the Cornish Communities Programme, which encourages research on the issues of migration, community, family and identity at different geographical scales; and the Cornish Audio Visual Archive, an innovative programme for the study and documentation of the oral and visual culture of Cornwall.

Our main areas of research focus include; oral history; migration studies; identity; politics and nationalism; music and culture and modern social history.

Department specialisms

Oral History; Migration Studies; Identity; Politics and Nationalism; Music and Culture; Modern Social History.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36-84 months
full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months


part time
48-60 months
distance learning
24-60 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 725306