Normally a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in History, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject. Please see the website for full details.
Months of entry
January, September, April
The Centre for Maritime Historical Studies was the first of its kind in a British university and seeks to promote research into economic, social, political, naval and environmental aspects of the British maritime past from the earliest times to the present day, drawing also on European and international experience.
Research students can draw on excellent resources including the Exeter Local Maritime Archives Project database.
The Centre holds termly research seminars (in conjunction with the Society for Nautical Research), an annual international Maritime History Conference and a twice-yearly Strategic Policy Studies Group symposium (with associated publication).
Staff from the Centre supervise PhD students across a range of topics including: Maritime History from the Middle Ages to Today; Business History and Maritime Trade; Port Cities and Communities; Mariners Welfare and Education; Naval History from the Middle Ages to the Present Day Naval leadership from the late 17th century to the mid 20th century; British naval administration and logistics; Mediterranean maritime history from the Middle Ages to the 18th century; African maritime history and port cities.
Information for international students
We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.
Fees and funding
The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0)1392 725306