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. The History (by research) degree from University of York programme is offered by University of York.
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.
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Programme StructureResearch 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.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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.
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 172 other Masters in Modern History in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International18900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4650 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK Part-time: £2,325
- International/EU Part-time: £9,450
Living costs for York
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.