PhD / MPhil On Campus

History and Welsh History

12 months
17450 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Pursue original research, supervised by leading historians with expertise in a broad chronological, geographical and thematic range, spanning the medieval to the modern period across the globe with the History and Welsh History programme at Cardiff University.


The History and Welsh History programme at Cardiff University aims to prepare you for a variety of career options, including in research and academia, public service, teaching, and the private sector.

Our internationally recognised and internationally leading historians have a wide range of interests and expertise, enabling us to supervise you in a large array of research fields. Our postgraduate community contributes vitally to the research culture of the School and to the University's international reputation for research.

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in academia, research (commercial etc), public service, teaching and related fields, and the media.

Distinctive features

  • Wide range of research expertise.
  • An innovative PhD Training Programme to help you achieve your research potential, and to prepare you for what comes next.
  • An exciting, stimulating and supportive learning environment that actively seeks to develop its research and postgraduate culture.
  • We are central to a number of research centres and study groups that operate within the University, including the Centre for the Study of Medieval Society and Culture, and the Central and East European Research Group.

Programme Structure

Programme structure:
  • We offer a breadth of chronological, geographical and historiographic expertise. The research interests of our historians, and the strengths of our department, are in: British and Welsh history, medieval to contemporary; North American history; modern European and Eurasian history, from France and Germany to Czechoslovakia, Russia and Central Asia; modern Asian history, including India, China, and Japan; African history; Jewish history; environmental history; the medical humanities; digital history; and theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of history and the humanities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable for graduates in history, and related humanities and social science disciplines.
  • Applicants should normally hold a first degree with first or upper second class Honours or equivalent in an appropriate subject field.
  • Welsh speakers are very welcome.
  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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