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Course summary

Brief outline of the programme The research degree programme aims to provide students with an outstanding learning experience in a supportive community of learning. The department is known nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching and all of its staff are engaged in conducting their own research. Information on staff research interests and achievements can be found on the Departmental web pages. The Chichester historians and political scientists offer a dynamic research environment through publications, organising and participating in national and international conferences (Germany, Portugal, Norway, France, Canada and the US). Recent conferences at Chichester include those held in collaboration with the Sussex Archaeological Society, the Multi-Directional Memory Conference, the D-Day Anniversary Conference, and the 30th Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of French History. Other scholarly activity has included TV and radio appearances, interviews and specialist consultancy. The team publish widely in international research periodicals (e.g. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Journal of Cultural and Social History, Yale French Studies, Journal of American Studies); and contribute to series published by all of the leading university presses, as well as many other long established academic publishing houses. Research students have been similarly active presenting papers at national conferences (British Library, Universities of Oxford, Brighton, Kingston, SOAS) and international conferences (Conference of European Association for American Studies, Holland) and publishing in a range of journals, including, the Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Studies. Aims of the Programme a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline and merit publication; b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the academic discipline; c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems; d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry appropriate to the discipline.

Assessment method

The award is assessed through submission of a written thesis or equivalent for practice based disciplines and an oral examination with a panel of examiners (viva voce). The viva is compulsory for PhD.

Entry requirements

Graduate status or equivalent.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no element lower than 5.5
PTE Academic58

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4820 Year 1
EU £15088 Year 1
England £4820 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4820 Year 1
Scotland £4820 Year 1
Wales £4820 Year 1
Channel Islands £4820 Year 1
International £15088 Year 1

Additional fee information

Nominal Registration (Writing Up - 6 months after completion) £375
History and Politics at University of Chichester - UCAS