The aim of the History programme is to produce students who are fully-fledged independent researchers, and students are from the outset given encouragement to disseminate their work at seminars and conferences and by publishing in high-quality locations.
The programme culminates in the submission of an 80,000-word dissertation that makes an original contribution to historical knowledge.
Most of The University of Manchester PhD students aim at an academic career and we have an excellent record of helping them obtain teaching and/or research posts in UK and overseas universities. In recent years, our doctoral graduates have gone on to positions at many universities in the UK and overseas; they include Aberystwyth, Huddersfield, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, New York University, Nottingham, Ohio State University, Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield Hallam, Simon Fraser University (British Colombia), the University of Virginia, Lazarki University Poland Ryokoko University, Japan, and University College London.
At the same time, PhD students, if they make the most of the opportunities available to them, develop a portfolio of skills that made them highly desirable to other employers, from the civil service to think-tanks, from museums and archives to large business organisations.
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Coursework and assessment
- At the end of this period, your panel is required to confirm that you have made satisfactory progress towards completion and may therefore proceed.
- Thereafter, progression through each year of the programme is dependent on your ability to produce evidence of continuing progression.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 83 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Academic entry qualification overview
- Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
- English language
- Other international entry requirements
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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