Postgraduate study in History

With almost 50 staff on two campuses, Streatham and Penryn, History at Exeter is one of the largest departments in the discipline within the UK. History at the University of Exeter brings together a lively and dynamic group that boasts some of the leading academic historians in the country. Our programmes offer an exciting mix of subjects, approaches, time periods, and you will gain from the expertise, enthusiasm and commitment of academic staff. The staff, selected from one of the most competitive fields that Exeter has ever experienced, are active researchers and include leaders in their fields. We offer a significant number of PhD studentships every year, many funded through our successful Doctoral Training Partnerships

  • Top 40 worldwide for History (QS World University Rankings 2014-15)
  • Ranked 4th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and top 10 in all major UK university league tables
  • 8th in the UK for world-leading research
  • £6 million external research funding awarded over the past 4 years
  • 31 fully funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years