School of History

Research degrees

Queen Mary, University of London has a dynamic and ambitious research culture and our PhD students contribute a lot to the School of History’s considerable achievements.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 were published on December 18th 2014, and the School of History's research environment has been judged as fourth best - and coequal with Cambridge - in the UK.

In recognition of this, we are committed to providing facilities, support and training that are second to none.

The experience and opportunities that we offer will help you achieve your goals, develop your expertise and learn new skills.

We are offering a number of scholarships for 2017-further details 

Many of our world-renowned historians supervise PhD students. Between them, they cover a huge range of historical periods, eras and topics.

Find out more about PhD staff and subjects.

This page outlines the structure of a typical PhD and provides information on the supervision and support we provide to all our PhD students.

Find out more about your PhD.

In addition to the School of History’s own training programme, all Queen Mary research students have access to a range of additional PhD training opportunities.

Find out more about training.

To help you apply for a research degree we’ve compiled useful information about the application process, including how to write your proposal.

Find out how to apply.

Tuition fees vary depending on whether you live outside the European Union. There are also a number of additional costs that students will need to plan for.

Find out more about fees and living expenses.

Undertaking a PhD can be a large financial commitment. In recognition of this, we offer a range of competitive bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate students.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.