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History (Distance Learning)

University of York

36 months
18900 GBP/year
4650 GBP/year
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The History (Distance Learning) programme from University of York requires a dissertation of up to 90,000 words, to be submitted by full-time students after a period of three years' study (or six years for part-time students), with a further one year allowable for writing up. 


Key Features

Students on this History (Distance Learning) programme from University of York are required to attend a 5-day induction programme at the beginning of their first year and to visit York in their second and third years (or every other year for part-time students).

We combine groundbreaking research with degree programmes that offer incredible chronological breadth and geographical scope. Our department was ranked 2nd for the quality, significance and impact of our research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the most authoritative assessment of research quality in the UK. This confirms York’s reputation as one of the best history departments in the UK and the world. 

When you join the department's graduate community, you will find:
  • Weekly research seminars attracting scholars of international standing as well as research students approaching completion.
  • Interdisciplinary research centres which also hold research seminars and day conferences, often leading to publications.
  • Student-focused seminars and discussion groups.
  • One-to-one meetings with world-class members of faculty.
  • Encouragement and financial support for students giving papers at conferences away from York.

Programme Structure

Research support
  • Alongside regular meetings with their supervisor, all research students have a Thesis Advisory Panel (TAP), consisting of at least one member of staff in addition to the supervisor, which meets twice a year and oversees more general professional development and career training.
  • Additionally, all students receive introductions to the University Library, the Borthwick Institute, and other libraries, archives and research facilities in York and elsewhere. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We invite applications from candidates wishing to work in all the areas of interest covered by the department's research expertise. The particular interests of individual staff are outlined on our staff page, and this often includes recently supervised research topics.
  • Prospective students are encouraged to contact potential advisors early on. They will be pleased to give you advice on the feasibility of your research ideas and offer feedback on a draft proposal before the submission of an application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2,325
  • International/EU Part-time: £9,450


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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