Research course

Centre for Urban History

University of Leicester · Centre for Urban History

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours in history, or a related subject, or the equivalent from an overseas university.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Centre for Urban History conducts cutting edge teaching and research in urban history and related fields. Current staff interests include environmental urban history, urban topography from 1700, colonial urban history, urban governance, the production of urban history from the 18th century, oral history, the law and urban property, the history of urban planning, housing and the built environment since 1750, 19th-century provincial towns and their imperial connections, domestic life and leisure, and industrial towns.

Beyond the Masters' programmes you can research a range of topics at PhD or MPhil, where you will benefit from the expert supervision of our staff.

Department specialisms

The Centre is an interdisciplinary graduate institute for teaching and research in the field of urban history, in its British, European and non-European contexts.

Fees and funding

ESRC, university (Home and EU students).

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of History
+44(0)116 252 2587