Research course


University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement. PhD A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement. An applicant holding qualifications other than those specified above shall be considered on his or her merits. Evidence of ability and background knowledge must be provided in relation to the proposed topic and research degree. Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 7 in writing (or equivalent in an approved test in English) or otherwise demonstrate that they have an adequate command of both written and spoken English before starting a programme.

MPhil, MPhil/PhD, PhD

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in History.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in recent years. We aim to produce research that is distinctive, socially and culturally relevant, and that influences national agendas. We continually strive to develop new areas of research excellence while, in certain areas, our work has already been acknowledged as world-leading.

As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment. You will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and to take advantage of our rich Researcher Development programme. This will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree while enhancing the skills you will need in any future career.

Department specialisms

Social and Cultural History of nineteenth and twentieth century Britain with particular interests in rural history and media history; Irish History, 1690-1848; German History, 1870-1945; Political Thought; Nationalism; Religion in early modern England; witchcraft; the Devil; and representations of evil; First World War in Britain and Europe, 19th and 20th Century British Economic and Social History; The United States in the era of the Second World War, Americanization, enemy image creation, propaganda, twentieth century Germany and Japan, foreign relations of the United States and the “study of culture at a distance.”

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
70 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Paddy McNally
01905 855285
01905 855132