PhD History

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Many of the research opportunities in history are interdisciplinary and are available for most periods of history and in most geographical regions. PhD supervision is normally available in the following subject areas: Classical, medieval and early modern medicine Death and burial Gender, womenís history and the history of sexuality Historical demography History of ideas European historiography History of psychiatry Early medieval Britain and Europe National identity, inter-ethnic relations and border issues Politics, international relations and the impact of war Urban history and urban culture

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Many of the research opportunities in history are interdisciplinary and are available for most periods of history and in most geographical regions. PhD supervision is normally available in the following subject areas:

Classical, medieval and early modern medicine

Reception(s) of Hippocratic medicine and Hippocratic Oath; history of medical ethics; history and iconography of melancholy and psychopathology; medical history/historiography as an academic discipline; genres of medical writing; interface between medicine and literature, Thomas Mann and medicine; medicine and philosophy; medicine and law.

Death and burial

The history of poverty and poor relief in pre-industrial England.

Gender, womenís history and the history of sexuality

Britain; the modern Atlantic world; Greece.

Historical demography

The history of nutrition, famine and mortality; the history of fertility, birth control and contraception.

History of ideas

Revolutionary ideology in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and France; European historiography.

History of psychiatry

Mental health and the Ďasylumí; forensic psychiatry, criminal lunacy and crime; the history of the body; early modern social and cultural history of health; history of hospitals; history of sexuality; domestic/household medicine; travel and medicine.

Early medieval Britain and Europe.

National identity, inter-ethnic relations and border issues

Japan; North America; Russia and Ukraine; Mexico and Cuba; the Caribbean; Spain; Ireland; the Irish in Britain.

Politics, international relations and the impact of war

Modern British politics; European fascism and the Nazi new order; twentieth-century France; twentieth-century Italy; transwar Japan; American Civil War and the United States in the nineteenth century; the United States in the twentieth century.

Urban history and urban culture

History of the press in early modern France; nineteenth-century Newcastle and the North East; eighteenth-century urban cultures in Britain; seventeenth-century London; urban culture in the Habsburg Empire.

For more information about staff specialisms please see the School's website.

There are also opportunities for joint supervision with Latin American researchers in the School of Modern Languages.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Project Type Open

Course Content

Our postgraduates enjoy a research environment in which ambitious and original ideas can flourish and they take part in the Schoolís research seminar series, lunchtime Postgraduate Forum seminars, and annual postgraduate conference which is organised by postgraduate students. The Postgraduate Forum also runs its own peer-reviewed e-journal. In addition, our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for postgraduate students that covers research techniques, professional/key skills and provides support for personal development.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. PhD applicants should have a related masterís degree, or international equivalent.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing), or equivalent.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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