Research course

History

Institution
University of York · Department of History
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMA by researchPhD

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Entry requirements

Typically you’ll need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second-class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a Masters degree. Actual requirements vary by course.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The Department of History offers research-based Masters degrees to both full-time and part-time students in a wide range of subjects relating to the faculty's fields of interest. There are four options available.

PhD

Our PhD programme is aimed at students who have already completed a Masters degree in History or a related field.

The PhD requires a dissertation of up to 90,000 words, to be submitted by full-time students after a period of three years' study (or six years for part-time students), with a further one year allowable for writing up.

PhD by Distance Learning

The PhD by Distance Learning requires a dissertation of up to 90,000 words, to be submitted by full-time students after a period of three years' study (or six years for part-time students), with a further one year allowable for writing up. Students on this programme are required to attend a 5-day induction programme at the beginning of their first year and to visit York in their second and third years (or every other year for part-time students).

MPhil

The MPhil requires a dissertation of up to 60,000 words to be submitted by full-time students after a period of two years' study (by part-time students after four years), with a further one year allowable for writing up.

MA by Research

The MA by Research degree requires a dissertation of up to 40,000 words to be submitted by full-time students after a period of one years' study (by part-time students after two years), with a further three months allowable for writing up.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    part time
    24-27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72-84 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1904 322983