St Andrews PhD Studentships in History

Photo attr. Daniel Peckham, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Photo attr. Daniel Peckham, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

The School of History at the University of St Andrews welcomes applications for PhD studentships funded by the AHRC (through the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities), by the School and University, and by the Strathmartine Trust. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2015.

Studentships will be distributed on a competitive basis, based on academic quality. The application materials are the same as those used to apply to the PhD programme. Full details of the application process can be found here.

Postgraduate Study at St Andrews:

As one of the country’s leading centres for historical research the School of History provides an active and cohesive academic setting for postgraduate study. The School brings together over fifty members of staff – several of them leading, internationally recognised authorities – working in many different fields of History and is also home to a number of institutes, research centres, projects and research groups. We have a large and diverse community of over 130 postgraduates, pursuing taught and research degrees. We offer significant support to our postgraduates through training opportunities, and our generous research allowances.

You can learn more about life as a postgraduate at St Andrews by reading posts in the ‘Postgraduate’ category on our blog, including a current PhD student’s thoughts on ‘Why write a PhD at St Andrews’.


The Strathmartine Trust Scottish History Studentship (worth £20,000, paid over 3 years) is for study in any aspect of Scottish History or the history of the Scots.

AHRC studentships have nationality and residency restrictions (see AHRC regulations). Non-EU applicants are normally ineligible (depending on residence); EU applicants are normally eligible only for fees (unless they meet specific residency requirements); UK applicants are eligible for fees and maintenance.

The School and University studentships have no eligibility requirements.

About standrewshistory
With over forty fulltime members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to South Asia. Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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