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Start dates

January 2024

Application deadline

13:00 Monday 2 October 2023




Course length

Full time: 3 years

More details

Eligibility: UK/ EU Settled Status Students/ International/ EU non-Settled Status Students
Bursary p.a: £18,622
Tuition fees will be met by the University


We seek outstanding candidates able to contribute and expand on one of the following themes:
● Crime, policing, or forensic medicine in Britain and Ireland from C17th to C20th (Katherine Watson)
● Intimate relationships, bodies, emotions, and material culture (Joanne Begiato)
● Race and eugenics, including eugenics and reproductive justice; eugenics and disability, and anti-traveller Roma/Traveller racism (Marius Turda)
● Modern British environmental history (1850 - onwards) and the governance of material resources and/or pollution (Tom Crook)
● Religion and belief (Andrew Spicer)
● Art and visual culture (Elizabeth Darling)

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the named individual for their primary enquiry.

The postgraduate community working in our faculty is a group of impressive and dynamic students who are leading the way in cutting-edge research. Oxford Brookes provides both a great place to study and an opportunity to belong to a doctoral learning community which nurtures excellence in research and scholarship.

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Additional details

Successful applicants will also access Faculty and University events and training sessions offered through our Doctoral Training Programme; we want the experience of joining in this academic community to represent an enriching and positive learning environment, involving membership of an intellectual community, with all the
opportunities for networking and collaborating that such connections afford.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, particularly from candidates who identify as BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Groups).

How to apply

Entry requirements

We are looking to recruit a candidate capable of submitting their thesis within three years. Applicants should  have completed a relevant Masters degree prior to the Studentship start date. This means that you will need to have completed the taught element and submitted your dissertation. If the Masters has been finished this year but the degree has not yet been awarded by the time an offer is made, the offer will be conditional.

The Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study.

English language requirements

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written
Applicants whose main language is not English must meet the Faculty’s English language requirements. The minimum IELTS score required for entry to the research degree programme is 6.5–7 overall. Additionally, we require a minimum of 6.5 in each component of the test. We do not accept IELTS certificates more than two years old. We are not required to test the English language ability of applicants who have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in English.

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Application process

For further information including details of how to apply, please email hss-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk stating in the subject line ‘Oxford Brookes Doctoral Studentship in History’

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Research degree fees and project costs
University fees and bench fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded Studentship.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Research degree fees and project costs
University fees and bench fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded Studentship.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088