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History AHRC studentships

Posted on 23 February 2011

The Department welcomes applications for five AHRC awards for doctoral research. Successful applicants will have all their tuition fees paid for three years and receive an annual maintenance grant of £13,590.

The Department offers AHRC awards for Doctoral Research and a University Teaching Studentship across a range of subjects and areas.

Currently available are:

  • 5 AHRC awards (all candidates should meet the relevant AHRC eligibility criteria) for doctoral research. All tuition fees are paid for three years and award-holders receive an annual maintenance grant of £13,590 for three years
  • University Teaching Studentship of an annual maintenance grant of £5,000 for three and a half years, plus a three year fee waiver at the home/EU student rate. For further information please see

The Department at York is one of the top 10 History departments in the country, with an outstanding record of research and postgraduate supervision. It has an excellent record in winning research funding with grants from major bodies such as the AHRC, Leverhulme Trust, The Wellcome Trust and Mellon Foundation. We have over a hundred graduate students from all over the world, studying for taught MA programmes and research degrees. The University of York won the 2010/11 Times Higher Education University of the Year award.

With over 40 members of staff, we are able to provide research supervision across a very wide range of periods and areas, from early medieval to the 21st century and range across Britain, Europe and global history. Specialisms in the department include political, social, economic, religious and cultural history, with expertise is global history, medical history and the history of wellbeing, and many other areas.

The Department is committed to interdisciplinary study with close links with other humanities and social science departments and with the interdisciplinary Centres for Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Modern Studies.

Research and postgraduate supervision are core activities in the Department and our commitment to the highest quality of research supervision is reflected in our completion record for doctoral students, our successful record in securing academic posts and in winning a total of 5 AHRC awards for doctoral research.

The University offers outstanding research facilities in its own library together with the affliated collection at the York Minster Library, and the archival resources of the Borthwick Institute and City Archives. The stunning Humanities Research Building was opened in 2010 to provide study space and facilities for all postgraduate students in the Humanities.

Entry requirements

We invite candidates with a strong academic record and a focused research proposal suitable for doctoral research. Successful candidates will have a good first degree (2.1 or above, or international equivalent) and will be completing, or have completed a Masters degree in History or a related subject.

If English is not your first language, you must fulfil our language requirements which are detailed at

To apply, you must complete the department's online application form which can be found at and complete the AHRC Doctoral Application form which can be found at The deadline for receipt of applications for AHRC funding is 2 March 2011.

For further information, please contact: Tim Owston, Graduate Administrator, Department of History, University of York, 01904 322961 or email