History at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

If you want the flexibility to choose your own research path, this course is ideal. You will follow a course of independent study, supported by our expert staff. Our friendly research community will encourage you to develop your skills and expand your intellectual horizons. This could be through taking part in interdisciplinary research, contributing to research seminars, organising conferences, or gaining valuable teaching experience. Our staff are here to support you, offering a diverse range of expertise across many periods of history, from c. 800 BCE to the present day, across Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and North America. You can choose to specialise in a range topics, from Medieval Europe to the 1970s US.

Modules

A PhD in History is mainly made up of independent study, with supervision meetings spread throughout the year. The PhD involves a minimum of three years full-time or six years part-time directed research, at the end of which you will produce an 100,000-word thesis on your chosen subject. You will also take a verbal examination called a viva voce, where you explain your project in depth to an examination panel. All periods of registration are followed by a period of writing-up (called the thesis-pending period) when tuition fees are not paid and students are writing up their thesis. All students take part in annual review assessments to ensure that their project is progressing satisfactorily. An annual review usually consists of a written report. For full-time students, the first year is probationary (first two years for part-time students), and the first year annual review involves a viva with an independent internal assessor.

Assessment method

You will produce an 100,000-word thesis on your chosen research subject. You will also take a verbal examination called a viva voce, where you explain your project in depth to an examination panel.


How to apply

International applicants

IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) English language requirements - As well as IELTS (listed above), we also accept other English language qualifications. This includes TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE, GCSE, IB and O level English

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) preferably in history, and a masters in history at Merit level or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For fee information, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/fees
History at University of Nottingham - UCAS