Research course

School of Historical Studies

University of Leicester · School of Historical Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Initial registration as advanced postgraduate proceeding to full registration after one year's full-time study (or its equivalent) subject to satisfactory progress.

We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

Department specialisms

Medieval, early modern, and modern political, social, economic, intellectual, urban and cultural history in the British, European and non-European contexts.

Fees and funding

Students are eligble to apply for studentships from the AHRB and ESRC. Qualified students may also be eligible for university scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Prof. Robert Colls
0116 299 7530