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PhD Maritime Historical Studies

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Full time | University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall | 3 years | JAN-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Maritime History Marine Transport Operations History (Theoretical) Marine / Coastal Conservation / Protection

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Research overview

Staff in the History department research political, economic, social, cultural, religious, medical, environmental, maritime, naval, military and diplomatic history. We range in time from the early medieval period to the late 20th century. We have particular strengths in the history of Britain and continental Europe, but also focus on the history of the United States, Africa, and India.

A number of research centres are linked with the work of the Department and organise seminar series with regular meetings through the academic year which are an important meeting place for postgraduate students to hear, discuss and present research.

Maritime history

The Centre for Maritime Historical Studies seeks to promote research into economic, social, political, naval and environmental aspects of the British maritime past from the earliest times to the present day. This is the oldest established centre for this specialism in a British university.

  • British maritime history from the Middle Ages to today
  • Business history and maritime trade
  • Port cities and communities
  • Mariners' welfare and education
  • Naval history from the Middle Ages to the present day, in particular, the connections between naval, political, social, economic and other histories
  • Naval leadership from the late-seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century
  • British naval administration and logistics
  • Mediterranean maritime history from the middle ages to the eighteenth century
  • African maritime history and African port cities.

The Centre holds termly research seminars (in conjunction with the Society for Nautical Research), an annual international Maritime History Conference and a twice-yearly Strategic Policy Studies Group symposium (with associated publication).

Careers

We are committed to ensuring you receive high quality research supervision to maximise your potential and prepare you for a rewarding career.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,596

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,000

Entry requirements

Students applying to enter directly into the MPhil/PhD programme would normally be expected to have a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in History or a related subject, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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