Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, our research programme in History covers a wide variety of research areas embracing economic, political and social history. Particular specialisms include:

Social change and urban change in twentieth-century Britain;
film and propaganda;
women and professional work in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain and Canada;
the Suez Crisis;
maritime and business history;
French economic history.

Additional research interest is in:

American influences on British cities;
modern Irish history;
history of the University of Westminster;
European taxation systems;
Religious history;
European integration and European political history.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.

Fees and funding

Please find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-96 months

Course contact details

Research Admissions
+44 (0)20 7911 5731