Research course

History

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · School of Education and Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

  • MA by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • PhD: a Master's degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic.
  • We actively encourage applications from students from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement.
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent

Months of entry

February, April, October

Course content

We offer a wealth of opportunities to develop your knowledge and facilitate your research in a number of specialist areas covering Britain, Europe, Russia and North America. Through links with local organisations and archives, Cheltenham also offers opportunities for developing focused research projects on local history through the Cotswold Centre for History & Heritage.

We offer a wealth of opportunities to develop your knowledge and facilitate your research in a number of specialist areas covering Britain, Europe, Russia and North America. Through links with local organisations and archives, Cheltenham also offers opportunities for developing focused research projects on local history through the Cotswold Centre for History & Heritage.

Research areas

We have particular research strengths in: early modern Britain and Europe; Russian and Soviet history; American history; Modern Europe; and local history. We also have research expertise in gender and women’s history; oral history and memory studies; intellectual history and the history of ideas; and African American history and culture.

Our lively research environment includes access to open lecture programmes and seminars across the university, and we’ll expect you to contribute to the research culture and experience. You’ll be well supported by your supervisory team and can expect regular individual tutorials with supervisors, combined with peer-group seminars and discussions. We offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research within humanities and across the university, and 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, gender/women’s studies, American Studies, memory studies, and in other areas are welcome.

This research contributes to the subject community Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies and the research priority area Being Human: Past, Present and Future.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    30-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)3330 141414