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What will I learn?

Sussex is well-situated for accessing an extraordinary range of resources and documentary materials.

The Keep, a world-class archival centre on our doorstep is home to the German-Jewish archives, the papers of Rudyard Kipling and Leonard Woolf, and the Mass Observation Archive, an unparalleled resource for the study of modern British history.

Sussex also has easy access to the British Library and National Archives in London.

Areas of Study

We combine a long tradition in a field of scholarship pioneered at Sussex with a commitment to fostering new and emerging fields of inquiry.

Core supervisory expertise is offered in the following:

  • all aspects of 20th-century British history
  • the history of the United States
  • trans-national and comparative histories of race
  • gender history
  • the histories of youth and popular culture
  • the impact of war in the modern world
  • German-Jewish history
  • the history of emotion.

We particularly welcome outstanding applications that reflect Sussex’s distinctive interdisciplinary and comparative approach to historical research.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£18,975.00 (US$ 21,136) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2023, May 2023


University of Sussex

Sussex House,


Brighton & Hove,

BN1 9RH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Degree requirements: You’re normally expected to have a Master’s degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in history or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic) High level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component); TOEFL (iBT) - 88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Sussex

In the vibrant coastal city of Brighton, Sussex offers a world-class education, real-world employability and an unforgettable student experience.

  • Ranked 21st in the UK and 151th in the world (THE WUR 2022)
  • Outstanding research reputation & excellent job prospects
  • Continual investment in facilities & the student experience
  • Beautiful campus with a welcoming global community

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