What will I learn?

History at Leicester offers supervision for the degrees of: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - full-time and part-time; Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - full-time and part-time.

We also offer a distance learning PhD allowing you to gain a University of Leicester research degree wherever you are in the world.

PhD description

PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time).

A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.

Which department am I in?

University of Leicester

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£15,520.00 (US$ 21,035) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

January 2022, May 2022, July 2022

Venue

University of Leicester

University Road,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 7RH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least First-Class or Upper Second-Class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution. The School of History also prefers that applicants hold a Master's degree (ideally with a Merit grade or better in the Master's dissertation). Professional experience will be taken into account if the specific grades are not achieved. IELTS 6.5. TOEFL: 90.

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

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About University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is currently home to over 4,000 international students, making it a wonderfully multicultural place to study.

  • A leading UK research university
  • 37th in UK & 170th globally, THE World University Rankings
  • A progressive, thoughtful and research-driven institution
  • Over 300 degree programmes and courses on offer

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