Entrants to our graduate research programme have usually completed a Master's degree in economic history, but we also accept applications from those with a background in a related subject, for example, history or one of the social sciences.
Students who did not follow the MSc Economic History (Research) in the Department will usuall be required to take EH401 and EH402, alongside any other Master's level course as recommended by their supervisor, in their first-year.
Students are initially registered for the MPhil, but in the second year, subject to successful completion of all target objectives, are upgraded to PhD status. Full information on progression and upgrade requirements can be found in the PhD Handbook (pp. 12-14).
Full details of the MPhil/PhD programme regulations can be found here.
Students are also accepted for the so-called 1+3 programme, the one-year MSc Economic History (Research) followed by a three-year research programme.
In addition, we welcome applicants from other universities wishing to join us for from one term to one academic year. See Visiting Research Student for more information, paying particular attention to deadlines.