Dr Rebecca Styler - Associate Professor / Programme Leader
Dr Rebecca Styler is Associate Professor in English and an experienced researcher and PhD supervisor in the field of nineteenth century studies. She shares oversight of Postgraduate Research in the School of Humanities and Heritage with Professor Louise Wilkinson (Professor of Medieval Studies), with a particular responsibility for admissions. Rebecca can offer advice to applicants about their ideas for research projects and their suitability for doctoral study. She will forward applications to the appropriate subject specialists within the School for assessment.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA by Research History
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Applicants with appropriate projects will be offered an interview with the programme leader and a subject specialist where they can discuss the details of their research proposal.
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Example research areas include:
- Roman and Byzantine history
- Medieval ecclesiastical history
- 20th Century British political history
- History and culture in the 19th Century
- Gender history
- Urban history
How to Apply
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
This programme aims to develop advanced knowledge and high-level research skills which may be valued in the heritage and museum sectors, teaching, and research roles. Some graduates choose to progress to study at doctoral level.
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Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Conservation of Cultural Heritage enables students to gain hands-on experience while being taught by experts in the field.
Studying history can help us understand change and enhance our understanding of the modern world.
Students are able to learn a range of research methods used within medieval studies and develop skills such as palaeography and Latin.