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PhD American History

University of Sussex

Our faculty are experts in their fields and active on both sides of the Atlantic. This means you’ll be guided and supervised through your research project by leading practitioners.


We welcome research applications focusing on the social and political history of the United States. Much of our research focuses on:

  • US race relations from slavery to civil rights, the Black Power movement and Black Lives Matter
  • the Cold War and transnationalism after World War II
  • transnational race relations
  • the Civil War era
  • the history of American racial violence.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
£18,975 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time