Ph.D. On Campus


The University of Manchester

36 months
19500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The History PhD offered by The University of Manchester is a three-year course of study (or six years of part-time study) in which the student prepares a thesis under the guidance of two supervisors with specialist expertise. The student's progress is monitored at regular meetings of the student's research panel.


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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries.

Tuition Fee

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    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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