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Postgraduate research degrees in history

With support from our expert staff, deliver specialised research that informs our present and shapes our future.

Why study history at York?

Our research output is diverse, from the soundscapes of medieval cathedrals to contemporary histories of migration. We collaborate closely with heritage organisations, NGOs and policymakers to ensure that our research makes a difference on an international scale. You'll be supported by our expert academics to develop specialised research on your topic of choice.

Study with us and join a thriving academic environment that also benefits from the broader historical activities at York. Collaborate with other historians, students from different disciplines across the University, and other institutions internationally.

Our courses

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Research expertise

We invite applications from candidates who are eager to work in any area of interest covered by our department's vast research expertise. Find out more about the research projects our academics are involved in.

We encourage you to contact potential academic advisers early on. Our staff are happy to give you advice on your research ideas and feedback on a draft proposal before you submit your application. Get to know our staff and find out more about their individual academic interests:

Visiting postgraduate researchers 

Spend up to a year in York as a visiting research student from a university outside the UK.

Scholarships and funding

Find out about scholarships and studentships that are available to students in the Department of History. 


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