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MPhil/PhD History and Archaeology

MPhil/PhD History and Archaeology

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Full time | University of Chester | 3 years | OCT-22

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Archaeology History

Course type


Course Summary


The Department of History & Archaeology is committed to high-quality research in the fields of history, archaeology, and heritage. The Department’s researchers explore diverse themes and evidence ranging from the prehistoric to historical archaeology of Britain and Europe and the history of the medieval, early modern, and modern periods in Britain, Europe and America.

By joining us for an MPhil or PhD degree you will be joining a vibrant and successful research community that is one of the strongest in the university. Research is fostered through regular seminars and meetings where staff and postgraduates meet to hear about each other’s work as well as reflect on the work of invited speakers. Yearly postgraduate conferences in the Department and in the Faculty of Humanities offer opportunities for our students to collaborate and present their research. The Department postgraduate journal, Context, provides an opportunity for publication and dissemination of research.

The Department has an impressive and growing record of funding awards, publications of international significance and outreach work that has gained recognition at national and international levels.

The Department

Joining the Department of History & Archaeology offers a chance to study in an interdisciplinary research environment. The Department offers various aspects of practical postgraduate training ranging from digital research skills to career development. Our postgraduates have opportunities for involvement in teaching and organising research events.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second-class honours degree in a discipline appropriate to their intended area of research.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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