Established in 1898, the History department offers a warm welcome to new students and genuine commitment to providing postgraduate teaching and supervision informed by top-quality research. We offer expertise in a very wide range of subjects from Classical to Modern times, with many staff at the cutting edge of their respective fields. With a vibrant research culture, the department uses a range of research centres (for example, Irish and Scottish Studies; Scandinavian Studies; Global Empires) not just to facilitate research by staff but also to support its large postgraduate community, for example with regular research workshops. Our work is reflected in the achievements of recent graduates that include awards of prestigious fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research. Likewise our experienced and committed teachers and supervisors will strive to enrich your experience at the University of Aberdeen and enable you to realise your ambition.
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
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Key areas of research: Scotland, Ireland and the outside world the North Sea world medieval studies early modern studies the history of medicine, science and technology the history of empire central and east European history, including Russia.
Applicants need a Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants to the PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.
There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.