Postgraduate study in History and Cultures

The programmes in the School of History and Cultures offer students enquiry based learning  within a rich and diverse environment to stimulate debate and challenge conventional thinking.

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The programmes derive from departments which are all excellently rated by the QAA both in teaching and research terms (Medieval History 5, Modern History 5 and African Studies 5*). Our staff publish widely, and we are developing and consolidating a strong, supportive research culture in the School.

All our postgraduates become members of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School Prospective students can find out more about funding opportunities, current research, career development and postgraduate life.

AHRC funding for PhD students

The University of Birmingham is part of the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C), offering Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD studentships for campus-based programmes. These include a number of Collaborative Doctoral Award opportunities. Each studentship includes research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are open until 12pm, 13 January 2021.

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