Research course

Contemporary History

University of Sussex · School of History and Philosophy

Entry requirements

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

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