History at Leicester

  • Town Centre
  • Belvoir Castle
  • Guildhall
  • Harborough Church & School
  • War Memorial
  • Vaughan Porch
  • King Richard III


We have a wide range of study opportunities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have an excellent reputation for teaching and our dedication to providing an exceptional student experience can be seen through our consistently strong performance in the National Student Survey (NSS).

The expertise of our staff is highlighted by our strong publication record and reputation for research of outstanding quality, work editing leading academic journals and recent grant successes. Our research centres are internationally-known and we maintain an active research community.

Studying for a History degree at Leicester will enable you to learn from leading academics in the field, thus ensuring you undertake a course that is both challenging and rewarding, and which is taught in a vibrant and friendly environment.

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Study



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AHRC Midlands3Cities

PhD funding for UK/EU students

History at Leicester is seeking expressions of interest from prospective research students in the 2018 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 80 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD studentships for UK/EU applicants for October 2018 entry.

Your application will be strongly enhanced if you engage in discussion with us well in advance of the deadline and attend the M3C Application Writing workshop at Leicester on 18 November (view details, or book a place)

Funding application deadline: Monday 15 January 2018

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The Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP open competition is now open for applications.

For more information on the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership and for full details on how to apply for funding, please visit here or here.

PhD Scholarship in "Holocaust and Genocide Studies" with the Stanley Burton Centre

The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - the oldest Holocaust research centre in the UK - is pleased to offer a scholarship for February 2018 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The scholarship will pay full-time University UK tuition fees for three years (pro-rata for part-time study).

Closing date for applications: 11 December 2017

Further information can be found here.

AHRC Midlands3Cities DTP

PhD funding for UK/EU students

Midlands3Cities DTP are delighted to be working with Spalding Gentlemen's Society through the Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme on the project: Antiquarianism, science and networks of knowledge: The archives of the Spalding Gentlemen's Society, 1710 - 1760.

The details of the collaborative project with Spalding Gentlemen's Society can be found listed here.