Normally, a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in history or a related subject. For PhD applications, we also normally require a Masters degree, or overseas equivalent, in history, genealogy/family history or a related subject. For those without a Masters degree, or overseas equivalent in genealogy/family history, we require evidence of extensive experience in genealogical research.
During the application you'll be asked for the following:
- your full contact details
- transcripts and certificates of all degrees
- proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
- two references, one of which must be academic
- funding or scholarship information
- research proposal of 1,500-2,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated. Also indicate your chosen supervisors in the research proposal. Follow this link for helpful advice on writing PhD Proposals
- by filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University
- if your chosen supervisors are available to work with you and you meet the criteria listed above, an offer to study will be sent to you through Pegasus, our online application system
Accepting an offer
Once you’ve accepted our offer, we’ll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.
UK or EU students
If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.