Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Hanes a Hanes Cymru

Pursue original research, supervised by leading historians with expertise in a broad chronological, geographical and thematic range, spanning the medieval to the modern period across the globe.

Our MPhil and PhD degrees in History and Welsh History aim to prepare you for a variety of career options, including in research and academia, public service, teaching, and the private sector.

Our internationally recognised and internationally leading historians have a wide range of interests and expertise, enabling us to supervise you in a large array of research fields. Our postgraduate community contributes vitally to the research culture of the School and to the University's international reputation for research.

Nodau'r rhaglen

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in academia, research (commercial etc), public service, teaching and related fields, and the media.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • Wide range of research expertise.
  • An innovative PhD Training Programme to help you achieve your research potential, and to prepare you for what comes next.
  • An exciting, stimulating and supportive learning environment that actively seeks to develop its research and postgraduate culture.
  • We are central to a number of research centres and study groups that operate within the University, including the Centre for the Study of Medieval Society and Culture, and the Central and East European Research Group.

Ffeithiau allweddol

Math o astudiaeth Amser llawn, rhan amser
Cymhwyster PhD, MPhil
Hyd amser llawn PhD 3 years, MPhil 1 year
Hyd rhan-amser Opportunities available

We offer a breadth of chronological, geographical and historiographic expertise, and the research interests of the staff range from the Normans to Communist art, from Fascism to early-modern crime and witchcraft, from emigration to the history of medicine, and from Wales to India and China.

History scholarship at Cardiff combines theoretical innovation and research expertise, creating distinctive strengths in a range of areas, including warfare and the Crusades, authoritarian regimes, Wales and the wider world, gender and identity, and medicine and the body.

Welsh history

As befits the capital city of Wales, the Department provides a thriving programme of research and postgraduate supervision in the Social, Cultural and Political History of Wales. Research in this area covers

  • the social, urban and political history of Wales in the early modern and modern period
  • nineteenth and early twentieth century Welsh emigration and Welsh communities outside Wales
  • the construction of Welsh identities in the modern period
  • the impact of industrialization on Wales
  • unemployment, social policy, social and political movements particularly during the economic depression of the 1930s
  • marriage, family and identity in modern Wales
  • Wales and the British Empire; political and social interests of the Welsh gentry
  • Wales and the Civil War and the Interregnum
  • Wales within the Early Modern British state.

For more information, please see the History research pages of our website.

Information on current research projects can be found on the School website.

Benthyciadau Llywodraeth y DG i ôl-raddedigion doethuriaeth

Gallai ymgeiswyr ar gyfer y rhaglen Doethuriaeth Broffesiynol fod yn gymwys i wneud cais am fenthyciad doethuriaeth ôl-raddedig gan Lywodraeth y DU..

Benthyciadau Llywodraeth y DG i ôl-raddedigion doethuriaeth


We are delighted to be part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Edrychwch ar ein prosiectau a'n hysgoloriaethau PhD diweddaraf a chael rhagor o wybodaeth am gyfleoedd ariannu eraill.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr o'r DU

Mynnwch y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am ffioedd ôl-raddedigion.

Myfyrwyr o'r UE, AEE a'r Swistir

Mynnwch y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am ffioedd ôl-raddedigion.

Myfyrwyr o weddill y byd (rhyngwladol)

Mynnwch y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am ffioedd ôl-raddedigion.

Suitable for graduates in history, and related humanities and social science disciplines.

Applicants should normally hold a first degree with first or upper second class Honours or equivalent in an appropriate subject field. Welsh speakers are very welcome

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Gofynion Iaith Saesneg

Fel arfer, mae disgwyl i ymgeiswyr nad yw’r Saesneg yn famiaith iddynt fodloni gofynion y Brifysgol (e.e. 6.5 IELTS). Gweler ein canllawiau am ein Gofynion Iaith Saesneg am ragor o fanylion.

Any student who wishes to apply for a Postgraduate Research Degree in History at Cardiff is strongly advised to contact the relevant member of staff to discuss their interests and the particular potential that Cardiff can offer the student in their specialist area of study. For students who plan to apply for external funding (i.e. the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership) it is essential that they begin planning their applications in collaboration with their potential supervisor as early as possible.

Proses gwneud cais

The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July


Cyswllt/Cysylltiadau Gweinyddol

School of History, Archaeology and Religion Postgraduate Research Administrative Officer

Administrative contact

Cyswllt/Cysylltiadau Academaidd

Yr Athro Mary Heimann

Yr Athro Mary Heimann

Professor of Modern History


Gwneud cais

Gwneud cais nawr
Ewch i weld ein hamrediad o ysgoloriaethau a phrosiectau PhD sydd ar gael.

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