History Research Degrees

The History section has a strong record of research and publication which encompasses a broad range of areas of expertise, including; Ancient History, Medieval History, Early Modern History, American History post-1860, Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century British History, Community History, Public History and Heritage.

Opportunities are available to study for the research degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD, on a full or part-time basis, either on campus or via distance learning.

British and European


Local, Regional and Public History

Russian and Asian History

Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project. To arrange this please contact Dr Kathryn Hurlock, History Research Degrees Coordinator.

For further information on the application process, contact the Faculty Research Degrees Administrator: adhlsspgadmissions@mmu.ac.uk - 0161 247 5412

More about research degrees and how to apply

Research degrees are available to study on-campus or through distance learning.

How to apply for a distance learning PhD

Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage

The Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage gives our students the advantage of our strong links with historians and archives that extend beyond the University, and work in partnership with an array of public cultural institutions; museums, libraries archives and galleries.

Staff have expertise in a broad range of geographic areas comprising British, Local and Regional, Western and Eastern European, Russian and Asian History. There is a lively programme of postgraduate student seminars, and three series of departmental research seminars with contributions from distinguished historians from outside the University.

Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage