PhD Medieval & Early Modern Studies

University of Kent, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies

Program Description

PhD Medieval & Early Modern Studies

University of Kent, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies brings together academic staff members from all the schools in the Faculty of Humanities, and offers postgraduate training in medieval and early modern research methods to students from many different disciplines.

Our location in the historic city of Canterbury offers you the opportunity to experience medieval and early modern art and architecture at first hand. The Centre enjoys a close relationship with Canterbury Cathedral Archives, the Cathedral Library and Canterbury Archaeological Trust, allowing you access to a wide range of unique historical, literary and material documents. We are also in easy reach of London and continental Europe.

We are interested in hearing from students with research proposals covering all aspects of medieval and early modern history, life and culture. Academic staff interests include: early modern material culture; late medieval art history; medieval and early modern religious history; Anglo-Saxon archaeology and liturgy; early modern politics; medieval and early modern drama; and textual editing.

At present, research topics include: the Reformation; visual and manuscript culture; community; the plays of John Lyly; medieval ecclesiastical architecture; female sexuality and transexuality; priory management; deviant and vernacular language; and kingship. You will be part of a vibrant and varied community of researchers from different disciplines.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees


Full-time: £3996
Part-time: £1998


Full-time: £12450
Part-time: £6240

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
3 - 6 years
Part time
Full time
3,996 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 3 - 6 years
Price 3,996 GBP
UK/EU students.