Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in history or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

We combine a long tradition in a field of scholarship pioneered at Sussex with a commitment to fostering new and emerging fields of inquiry.

Core supervisory expertise is offered in:

  • British political thought c1500-1900
  • Renaissance intellectual history
  • the Scottish Enlightenment and 18th-century political thought
  • political thought in 19th-century Europe.

We also welcome outstanding applications in adjacent areas that reflect Sussex’s interdisciplinary approach to intellectual history, which has traditionally spanned history, literature, philosophy, classics, politics, economics and theology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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