Research course


University of Sussex · School of History, Art History and Philosophy

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

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, 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

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