PhD in History


Duration: 4 years
Medium of Instruction: English, some courses in Chinese

Aims


To train students to become research-oriented scholars and prepare them for their academic career in the future.

Features


  • University-wide and Faculty-based courses to improve writing skills, research ethics, teaching ability, and knowledge in the student’s chosen field
  • Individual supervision to develop research and writing skills
  • Help the students with the preparation of academic publication

Curriculum


For In-taken in Academic Year 2018-2019 and before, click here.

Graduation Requirements


  • Obtain 33 credits for students admitted with a relevant Master’s degree; 39 credits for students admitted without a relevant Master’s degree.
  • Write a doctoral thesis and pass the oral defense.

Entry Requirements


Please refer to the website of the Graduate School for details.

Career Prospects


A history PhD student is usually meant to become a scholar (mainly university professor). And, of course, one can also apply for work in other areas related to history and culture such as management and arts administration in the government, media, museum, library, or private company.