Swansea University

College of Arts and Humanities

PhD History


Singleton Park

Wales, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The History Department is a leading centre for the study of the subject. The Department was rated 4 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, reflecting the quality of the Department’s wide range of interests in different aspects of world history. Current research interests within the Department include: Medieval History • Norman and Angevin England and Wales • The Mediterranean world • Late medieval England and Wales Modern British History • Most aspects of British history between 1500 and 1800 • Most aspects of Welsh history • The cultural, intellectual and urban history of nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Britain Modern International History • Early modern religious and cultural history • The Portuguese Empire • Science, intellectual life, collecting and museums in early modern Europe • The cultural and intellectual history of witchcraft • Russia, Germany, and Austria from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century • The United States since 1750 Social History • Medieval “frontier” society in the Anglo-Welsh Borderlands • Gender and the life-cycle in late medieval Europe • The history of late medieval Italian society • The social history of early modern religion, language, trade, science and witchcraft • The Enlightenment, republicanism and international relations in the eighteenth century • Emigration and urbanisation in the British Isles between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries • Welsh industrial society • American society from colonial times to the present • The cultural history of Victorian Britain • The political history of the UK since 1800 • Modern and contemporary Russian social history • Austrian, German and Central European history, especially in the fields of urban, labour and post-1945 history Modern Economic History • Quantitative aspects of British economic growth from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries • The history of economic thought from 1600 to the present • Demographic history • Anti-capitalist and socialist political economy



International Student Requirements:

Equivalent qualifications are acceptable from EU and overseas applicants. Further details are available from the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Out State Tuition (per year): 10600 GBP

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