Postgraduate Study

The School of History has a thriving postgraduate community. We offer a variety of degrees, which reflect the expertise of our staff allowing us to offer a diverse teaching programme and support a large and vibrant research culture. Our postgraduate degrees are challenging, rewarding and are designed to develop skills which will enhance your career prospects. Our PhD students have been in the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme which has given them the opportunity to work with external organisations such as English Heritage, Victoria County History Trust and the Society of Apothecaries.

All our postgraduate degrees are campus-based and taught via full- or part-time study. A complete list of projects completed within the school can be found here

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Staff in the School discuss what studying for a postgraduate degree involves.

Part-time Study

We welcome applications from students who wish to study part-time and all of our postgraduate programmes can be studied though this route. Studying part-time enables you to combine your studies with other commitments and spreads the cost of the course over a longer period and is popular with students of all ages and backgrounds.

International Students

Our postgraduate community is drawn from a range of countries and currently includes researchers from many countries, including Brazil,  China,  France, Germany  Italy, Iraq, Kuwait and the  United States. The School contains extensive research expertise in European, American, Global and Colonial History and welcomes applications from students of all nationalities.  Advice for international postgraduate researchers wishing to apply to Leicester can be found here.

Current funding opportunities for international students wishing to study at Leicester are available here.

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NEW: AHRC Fully Funded Doctoral Studentships in History

The School of History is now advertising three new fully funded Postgraduate Studentships and would like to hear from potential students interested in working with major partners (the British Library and the National Maritime Museum) on these exciting projects. Full details can be found on the CDP page.

CArchipelago Conference

Carceral Archipelago Conference 13-16 September draft programme now available. Further information including a draft programme is now available

Conference: Mortality, Care and Military Welfare during the British Civil Wars

This exciting international conference organised by the University of Leicester’s Centre for English Local History will celebrate the opening of the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire, on 7-8 August 2015.


Civil War Conference