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Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Studentships History

All postgraduate researchers (PGRs) are registered in the University’s Graduate School and housed in the faculty or department that is most appropriate for the project on which they are working. PGRs working on history projects are normally housed in the Department of History, Geography and Social Sciences.

The History team is a dynamic group committed to academic research as well as sharing and developing that research with external partners. In REF2021, 75% of our impact had ‘very considerable’ or ‘outstanding’ reach and significance. The focus of our research and teaching is largely on modern history, from the end of the eighteenth to the end of the twentieth centuries, in Britain, Europe, North America and the Middle East. We are keen to build on work with partnerships in heritage and cultural organisations. The History team contribute to interdisciplinary taught Masters programmes in Modern History and Culture, and Nineteenth Century Studies and has a long-standing and successful record of PhD supervision. GTAs receive subject-specific mentoring/support for their teaching and research supervision/training. They enjoy a rich, welcoming research culture and opportunities to attend research seminars, symposia, and conferences on campus.

The University particularly welcomes applications for studentships in the project areas outlined below with additional research information on the research area webpages. All PGRs will be supported by a supervisory team with appropriate expertise. Also, see the University’s research repository for further information on the research outputs of each member of staff.

  • 20th Century US history, Anglo-American relations and business history.
  • Crime and punishment in modern England and Wales.


For initial discussion about your project please contact Professor Alyson Brown, Graduate School research degree contact for History.