Postgraduate Study in History
History at Manchester provides one of the most vibrant and stimulating postgraduate environments in the UK. We receive more Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding for postgraduate study than any other subject area in the Faculty of Humanities, and regularly outperform most other UK universities in this area.
In 2009 the AHRC recognised our track record in supervising excellent doctoral theses and the strength of our postgraduate provisions and training environment by awarding us four doctoral studentships and four MA studentships in 2009 and a similar number in subsequent years.
In addition to AHRC bursaries we will offer three MA bursaries (fees only) and three doctoral bursaries (fees only).
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Overseas candidates are eligible to apply for Overseas Research Students (ORS) Awards. The School offers up to two awards, paying the difference between Overseas fees and Home/EU fees, to PhD candidates of exceptional merit. Students will also automatically be entered into the competition for the other internal bursaries offered by the relevant subject areas within the School. In most cases, these consist of Home fees awards; therefore a student successful in both the ORS competition and a subject area award would receive a fee award for the full overseas fees.
Furthermore we have ESRC studentships available for MA and PhD funding (1+3) in the following areas: Economic and Social History; Cultural History; World History; Modern British History; War, Culture and History. For further information about ESRC funding you are advised to get in touch with Dr Julie-Marie Strange for more information: Juliefirstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates will be considered for funding on merit alone.
See http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduatestudy/funding/fundingfordoctoralstudents/ for more details and application guidance.
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In addition to this excellent track-record in funding , History supports its postgraduate students through a number of innovative schemes, such as the SAGE training programme, postgraduate masterclasses hosted by our Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts (CIDRA) and a fortnightly postgraduate seminar run by and for History postgraduates. Our students also contribute to regular lunchtime and evening seminars run by members of academic staff.
Resources and Facilities
Manchester offers many unrivalled resources for postgraduate study in History. These include the world-famous holdings of the John Rylands University Library, Cheetham's Library, Manchester Central Library and the People's History Museum to name only a few.