Postgraduate study

Learn from influential experts and study with a top-20* UK history department. 90% of our History environment was classified as conducive to producing research of world-leading or internationally-excellent quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Key facts about History at Sussex

  • worldwide reputation – learn from experts who shape the way we think about the present as well as the past. 
  • exceptional resources and facilities – make use of specialist facilities and archives, including a range of digital resources created by our History Department, the Sussex Humanities Lab and The Keep – a state-of-the-art archive conservation centre where you can explore Sussex's acclaimed special collections
  • research community – study in a friendly and stimulating environment, working closely with other subject areas, and make the most of postgraduate support, including our researcher development programme
  • events and skills development – attend and contribute to our Work in Progress seminars, which are renowned for promoting historical innovation and discussion, and get involved in a biannual conference day. We also have a postgraduate committee through which you can organise tailored workshops to support your skill development.

Explore our postgraduate courses in our online prospectus.  

Peter Halton, a postgraduate student studying an Intellectual History Masters at Sussex

'Sussex has been a great place to study for an MA.

'The commitment to teaching and the knowledge of staff have guided me to discover things for myself.'

Peter Halton
Intellectual History MA

Contact us

For more information about our postgraduate courses, contact our Postgraduate Convenor, Dr Joanne Paul:


*16th in the UK: The Complete University Guide 2020, 15th in the UK: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, 11th in the UK: The Guardian University league tables 2020.