King's College London

Arts and Sciences Cross-School Initiatives

Contemporary History MPhil/PhD


Strand Campus


London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Contemporary History MPhil/PhD

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Institute of Contemporary British History offers a wide range of supervisor expertise in contemporary (recent) history, including politics, government, economics, law, gender, demography and social history. The 20 current students working with these supervisors are researching subjects including voluntary action, the monarchy, Britain and Northern Ireland, and representations of women in museums, taking full advantage of the rich archives available in and near London. Studying both part-time and full-time, they form a vibrant and lively student body, participating in the seminars, conferences, and events organised by the ICBH including an annual research workshop for students at Cumberland Lodge. Students form a lively group of contemporary historians at King's, and organise a regular reading group for PhD students interested in this area, as well as occasional conferences on relevant subjects. ICBH staff are also co-convenors of IHR seminars on Contemporary British History, International History, and British History 1815-1945 and all students are encouraged to attend the most appropriate one for their studies as well as attending King's seminars in the History department and elsewhere and contributing to these. ICBH staff currently hold AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards with the British Postal Museum and Archive and the Rothschild Archive, and are looking to develop further applications in this area under the new Programme.


Contemporary History MPhil/PhD

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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