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Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree and Master's degree (or equivalent) in History or a closely related subject.

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry

October

Course content

With a reputation for national and international excellence and innovation, our History Department was ranked first in the country for the highest concentration of world-leading research activity (REF 2014). Surrounded and supported by a host of exceptional historians, you will be exposed to diverse and international views, people and research, all encouraging and challenging you to think unconventionally and creatively about the past.

The breadth of expertise and experience in the History Department (currently forty or so full-time members of staff), along with a thriving culture of research, seminars and conferences, make Warwick one of the very best universities in the UK to undertake research in history. Our Department achieved a 93% overall satisfaction result in the 2021 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey.

PhD students normally complete their degrees within three to four years of full-time study, or five to six years part-time. As a research student, your closest contact will be with your supervisor, or supervisors, who will meet with you regularly to discuss your work, and agree a programme of reading, research and writing with you.

Additional support and training are provided by the Department, Arts Faculty and the Graduate School, as well as by History’s many reading groups, seminars, workshops and conferences. History researchers will benefit from the University Library’s new Research Exchange, a dedicated postgraduate conference and study area, with state-of-the-art facilities.

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
    • Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 and component scores.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
PGHistoryOffice@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)24 7652 4585