Our research students are offered a varied and challenging research training programme, with general research skills training and research methodologies courses provided through the School and subject-specific training provided within the institutes.
Six of the School's 10 institutes offer supervision for research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in their specialist areas of expertise in the humanities and social sciences:
Dhan Zunino Singh (Argentina)
PhD topic: The history of the Buenos Aires underground railways (c.1880-1940)
"I found the Institute of Historical Research a perfect place to study. It has a centre devoted to the history of the metropolis and it is very well networked with archives, libraries, and museums which are useful for my research. The courses on offer aim at developing research skills such as methods and theories, the use of software and databases, and they are crucially oriented at linking the students with the archives. The work that I have been able to carry out in libraries and archives is one of the most fascinating experiences that I have had in the UK. The excellent sources and resources managed by them, the practical organisation of their collections, and the comfort for working they offer, have been crucial in the development of my studies.”