Research course


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

Our outstanding research output – along with our expertise in social, cultural, economic, transnational, environmental and digital history – makes Sussex an excellent choice for pursuing a PhD in History.

Our faculty research, teach and write about history in Britain, Europe and across the globe. This means you’ll be supervised by leading practitioners in your field.

We welcome research proposals in all aspects of:

  • modern European history
  • British history since 1700
  • American history
  • digital history
  • global history
  • the history of science and the environment
  • the history of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

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