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Postgraduate research

Our postgraduate research programmes offer unrivalled opportunities to work with world class researchers in one of the UK's most innovative graduate research environments.

Manchester has one of the largest History departments in the UK and draws on the leading expertise of more than 40 members of staff and research institutes across the School. We offer specialist knowledge in a broad range of methodological, theoretical, thematic and inter-disciplinary approaches to history.

As a Manchester postgraduate researcher, you will be a member of a vibrant research community, participating in departmental research cultures, seminar and workshop activities, as well as masterclasses with international scholars.

You will also be able to take advantage of the Graduate School, a space with dedicated research skills training, careers opportunities, graduate reading groups, conferences and masterclasses for PhD students across the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

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You will have access to one of the largest university libraries in the UK, including the internationally significant special collections of the John Rylands Library.

View our programmes, and the support available for our postgraduate researchers.

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As a PhD student and postgraduate researcher in one of the largest History departments in the UK, you'll be able to draw upon the expertise of more than 40 members of staff and research institutes across the School.

We offer specialist knowledge in a broad range of methodological, theoretical, thematic and inter-disciplinary approaches to history. As a University of Manchester postgraduate researcher you will be a member of a vibrant research community, participating in the departmental research cultures, seminar and workshop activities, and masterclasses with international scholars.

Current PhD Students

Postgraduate researchers in History work on a wide range of topics. Find out what some of our current PhD students are working on.

Past PhD Students

Explore the research topics undertaken by some of our past PhD students.