Up to 4 years
Up to 6 years
Dr Jim Cheshire - Programme Leader
Dr Cheshire is Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of History and Heritage and an experienced researcher and PhD supervisor. Jim can offer advice to applicants about their ideas for research projects and their suitability for doctoral study. He will forward applications to the appropriate subject specialists within the School for assessment.School Staff List Make an Enquiry
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Research areas covered within the School include:
New students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May to support their experience within the postgraduate research community.
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 the supervisor on an individual basis.
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.
A doctoral qualification can be the capstone of academic achievement and often marks the beginning of a career in academia or research.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunites to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.