Research course

Contemporary History

University of Sussex · School of History and Philosophy

Entry requirements

A Masters degree in history or a related discipline.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

The Mass Observation Archive and digital resources such as Observing the 80s, combined with easy access to the British Library and The National Archives in London, make Sussex an excellent choice for exploring a wealth of source material for your research project.

We welcome research proposals in all aspects of contemporary history, with particular emphasis on diaries and life-writing materials, and the lives of non-elite people.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English Language Support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.

Visas and Immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

MPhil students might be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months


part time
48 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Fiona Allan
+44 (0)1273 876612