Times Higher Education ranked the University of Birmingham's Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.
We have an excellent research environment
and also host major research projects
relating to both contemporary and earlier periods. Researchers are supported by the excellent resources of the University Library, and have easy access to record offices and libraries in the region.
Students have access to working space and to computing facilities in the postgraduate suites shared with postgraduates in other related disciplines, through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.
In addition to regular supervision, research seminars give staff and postgraduates the opportunity to present their findings, to discuss methods and results, and to meet and to hear papers from visiting scholars.
Postgraduate degree courses
Virtual Open Day: Postgraduate opportunities in History - 26 February 2020, 11:00-12:00
Join us online to watch a range of staff and student videos, and take part in our online chat where Dr Jonathan Boff and Dr Jonathan Willis will be answering your questions about postgraduate study.
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College of Arts and Law postgraduate scholarships available
The College of Arts and Law is offering a range of scholarships for our postgraduate research programmes to ensure that the very best talent is nurtured and supported.
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All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.