The History Department is a community of internationally recognised scholars with particular research strengths in medieval and early modern history, local and regional history, and modern British and contemporary international history. The Department boasts a substantial number of research students, and research seminar series are organised every academic year by the Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology and the Modern History Research Centre (for more information on these, visit the Research pages).
Facilities and training
Full-time research students have their own office space and the same library borrowing and IT rights as members of staff, while part-time research students have the same IT and library access as full-time students, but have access to shared office space. Research students also benefit from generic research skills training classes together with students from all other University research centres.
Research students in History are supervised by scholars who are internationally renowned in their field and who have an extensive track record of supervision of research degrees. Please visit the Research Supervisors page for more information on areas of supervision.
Current postgraduate research
For information on the range of topics our current research students are working on, visit the Current Research Students page.
course examines a range of historical subjects from the Early Middle
Ages to the present and from the local to the global perspective.