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Application timetable for History research degrees


All prospective students—part-timer, full-timer, self-funded or seeking funding—are strongly advised to prepare their application within this calendar.

October – early January

  • Applicants identify and approach potential supervisors
  • Discussion and refinement of proposal with potential supervisor
  • Formal application via the Research Degrees Office.

Please note: a early-January final deadline applies for the formal application to the Research Degrees Office.

Early-January – mid-February

  • Evaluation process: interviews of candidate by a department panel (it includes prospective supervisors and another member of the department)
  • Candidates will be notified of the result within few days.

Please note: Telephone interviews are acceptable if the applicant is not based in the UK, but should be the exception rather than the norm.


  • Period of further evaluation of applications from students seeking funding (for example from CHASE).


  • Final notifications for students seeking funding.


  • Start for all students.

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