When you undertake a PhD with us, you'll be assigned a supervisor with expertise that aligns with your research topic.
The diversity of our research expertise – across a long chronological timeframe, from medieval times to the present day – enables us to offer supervision on a wide range of topics.
Our academics are all active researchers, and we have a strong track record in hosting funded research projects and participating in major research networks. This enables our students to do exciting interdisciplinary work; many also participate in the activities of interdisciplinary research centres and networks such as Gender History, the Centre for Health Humanities, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, and Early Modern Research Centre.
Close ties with other departments across the University – including Politics, Modern Languages, and English – mean that many of our doctoral students receive co-supervision.
Find out more about our staff and the areas of doctoral research they supervise