The DPhil, or doctorate, in History is an advanced research degree, awarded on the basis of successful completion of an individual research thesis and an oral examination.
With 200 historians and hundreds more in sister disciplines – archaeology, anthropology, economics, natural sciences, material culture, and literary criticism – Oxford offers the scope to research global, imperial, and ‘area’ history across a wide range of places, periods and themes. There are many opportunities to present research findings at scheduled seminar meetings as well as at less formal workshops and reading groups. The Global and Imperial History group provides a training seminar in methodology and concepts and encourages comparative work.
The Beit Fund
The Beit Fund is available to DPhil History students for any purpose that will promote the study of imperial and global history at the University of Oxford. Enrolled students may apply to the Fund to examine archives in the United Kingdom and abroad, or to publish theses approved by the examiners and considered to be of exceptional merit. There is also a Research Scholarship in Imperial or Commonwealth History for advanced research students, providing up to £12,000 for up to one year. Further details on graduate funding at Oxford can be found here.