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Full time | University of Hull | 3 years | 30-JAN-23

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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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At Hull, you research history under the supervision and guidance of leading experts who are active historians working on everything from ancient Rome to modern Britain. We offer postgraduate research degrees at both Masters and PhD levels in a wide variety of historical subjects, genres, disciplines and methodologies. We have a strong tradition of supporting postgraduate and early career researchers.

History research at Hull ranges from Palaeolithic America to the contemporary Philippines, by way of modern Australia, India, the Middle East, Britain and Europe from the early middle ages to the 21st century. Thematic strengths include maritime, military, global, social, economic, environmental, cultural, intellectual and political history, as well as the history of slavery and of adaptive technologies.

History at Hull has a track record of internationally-significant research. In the recent REF 2014, 70% of our research was judged to be either 'world leading' or 'internationally significant'. Our research staff contribute to a range of research centres and units, including the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, the Andrew Marvell Centre and the Centre for Adaptive Science and Sustainability (CASS).

Hull is the lead department in the Heritage Consortium, the AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre for Heritage Studies. As part of the North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities, Hull also offers further doctoral funding opportunities across the arts and humanities, including History. These schemes provide joint supervision between two partner institutions, giving you access to an even greater range of expertise for supporting your research.


History at Hull is unique in the breadth of thematic expertise and the range of approaches to historical interpretation and practice that our department contains. We welcome applications for postgraduate research in any area where we can provide expert supervision, including: Cultural history Cultural memory Early modern European history Early modern North Atlantic history Empire and decolonisation Environmental history Gender history Global history Indigenous history Landscape archaeology Maritime history Medieval history Migration history Modern British history Modern economic and social history Oral history Post-Cold War history Religious and intellectual history Slavery and emancipation Social and cultural history of war and conflict 20th-century European history (including eastern and south-east Europe) 20th-century Middle Eastern history 20th-century south-east Asian history War memory

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Entry requirements

For entry onto one of our Master’s by Research programmes, you should normally have, or expect to obtain at least 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in history/archaeology or another subject with relevance (such as politics, cultural studies, sociology, economics or geography and earth sciences). For entry onto our PhD programme, you should normally have, or expect to obtain, a Master’s degree at merit or 60% and above (or international equivalent) in history/archaeology or a related subject.