Are you considering a Phd? In this Eventbrite masterclass the experts disclose the secrets to a successful PhD proposal. Learn to apply like a pro!
When: Tue, 6 December 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
Learn how to write a PhD proposal, and apply for funding with this online masterclass.
Our experts will discuss the main funding schemes available and offer advice on how to decide your next move. They will also cover the ideal PhD proposal structure and key things to include.
There will be workshop segments and plenty of time for questions, and PGR involvement on the panel too.
Hosted by the Archaeology and History department at the University of Exeter, we invite all those (of any discipline) who are interested in the PhD application process. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please reserve a spot – the link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
If you have any questions, email James Davey at J.Davey3@exeter.ac.uk or your prospective supervisor.
For anyone contemplating a research career in History, perhaps the most daunting thing is coming up with an original project. Whatever your period or area of interest is, there is likely a considerable body of scholarship on it already, and in some fields the volume will look simply enormous. How, then, can you work out what remains left to be done? Even more importantly, how can you craft a PhD proposal that promises to do more than simply “fill a gap”?
After all, if you aspire to become a professional historian you ultimately need to write a thesis that can plausibly be presented as a major academic intervention. You will have to sell what you do to hiring committees in that way. That sounds scary, especially if you have only recently completed your undergraduate degree and, perhaps, are faced with the challenge of your Master’s work at the same time as drawing up applications for PhD places and funding.
The good news is that your BA and MA work will already have given you many of the skills you need, notably the ability to search the web effectively and to skim read large amounts of material rapidly. Your dissertation work should also have helped you find out which aspects of your field are under-researched.
Considering a PhD in the interconnected fields of World, Global, Colonial, and Imperial History? The University of Exeter is pleased to offer a variety of funding opportunities.
Exeter’s History Department is ranked top 5 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, top 10 in all major UK university league tables for the subject, top 50 in worldwide rankings for History (QS World University Rankings 2016), and 8th in the UK for world-leading research.
The University of Exeter has two research centres in the broad field of world history: the Centre of Imperial and Global History (led by Professor Richard Toye), and the Centre for War, State and Society (led by Professor Martin Thomas). Both offer internationally-recognised supervision with geographical coverage from 30 staff across African, Asian (including Chinese), North American, Latin American, Eastern & Central European history from early-modern to contemporary eras. We also have close links with the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies Centre for coverage of Middle Eastern history. Both Centres have strong inter-disciplinary links across the humanities and social sciences. The Centres have particular research interests in:
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