The School of Humanities at the University of Westminster is offering a PhD studentship in History of £17,285 per annum and a fee waiver at the home/EU rate for three years full-time study* from September 2020.

History at Westminster has a particular focus on political, social and cultural history and specialises in the modern period (post-1800). We have particular expertise in the histories of migration, women’s employment and the women’s movement, conflict and its impact on society, transnational relations, and institutions. You can join us to study in the heart of London, with access to the wide range of archives, museum collections and libraries that the capital boasts.

History at Westminster is part of the vibrant, interdisciplinary School of Humanities and provides a friendly and supportive environment in which to pursue your research. Doctoral researchers also join the University of Westminster’s Graduate School and have access to a wide range of training, networking opportunities and support.

We invite applications from candidates wishing to pursue a PhD in one or more of our areas of specialism, and applications in the fields of Jewish history or gender history would be particularly welcome.

How to apply

Applications must be made via the UCAS portal – you can find more information on our School of Humanities page.

Please select the MPhil/PhD History P052505 option. Note that the programme appears as MPhil on UCAS and there is an option on the form to request PhD via MPhil, which is the standard route.

Applicants should note that the fee waiver is in place for three years. Following that there is a six-month no-fee period for writing up. Should a doctoral research student not have submitted by the end of the no-fee period then a £1,500 fee is applicable.

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 27 April 2020. Interviews will take place in mid to late May.

Read more about our entry requirements for research degrees and information on how to apply.

For queries about any aspect of the application process or informal enquiries about where your research might fit with ours, please contact the School of Humanities PhD Co-ordinator, Dr Helen Glew, at [email protected].

* Overseas students are welcome to apply, though the fee waiver would be at the home/EU rate and the successful applicant will need to fund the fee difference.