Research course


University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Education, Humanities and Sciences
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

  • MA by Research: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic

Months of entry


Course content

Extend your knowledge in a selected area at MA (MRes) level. In the case of a PhD, make an original contribution to knowledge through an individual piece of research. Make the most of History research strengths in British History, including: early modern, 18th century (social protest), local history, and Victorian and 20th century. There are also specialisms in American history, Russian/Soviet history as well as gender and women's history, early modern spirituality and religious history, intellectual history and the history of ideas, heritage and historical geography.

Join a lively research environment including access to open lecture programmes and seminars across the university. Attend relevant conferences, with the giving of papers towards the later stages of your study.

There are opportunities for interdisciplinary research within humanities and across the university. Our system of using a supervisory team as opposed to an individual supervisor makes this mode of study particularly appropriate.Applications for interdisciplinary research degrees in British studies, women's studies, aspects of American studies, and other areas, are welcome.

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-48 months
part time
48-84 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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