Research course


University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree and normally Masters at Merit level, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in History or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Studying history can help us define a path for our future society; it helps us to discover where we came from and how our civilisation evolved. Become an expert in your chosen field of research through the PhD History Research Programme. Take a step back in time and research history on a global scale. Develop your own understanding and work with specialists in this field, while networking with fellow like-minded students.

Staff have strong interests in gender history, the history of identities, and the study of history and memory of migration, and offer supervision in a range of subject areas, including interdisciplinary research projects with Humanities colleagues.

The programme is also available via distance learning, which is designed for people who wish to study without travelling to Southampton.

Qualification and course duration


24-84 months
full time
24-48 months
part time
60-84 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062