Postgraduate Life

by green chameleon
“I chose the Masters in History at the University of Northampton after successfully completing and enjoying studying for my undergraduate BA History (Hons) degree there. Continuing my studies onto a postgraduate level has helped me to develop my academic writing and research skills. I have been able to utilise these skills in assisting the archivist and advising researchers in my work at a local archive.” – Jack, a current Masters student

There are exciting opportunities to study History at postgraduate level at the University of Northampton. We have a dynamic Masters programme in History that you can choose to study part- or full time, and we have an active research community of PhD students.

Student Profiles

We have a vibrant PhD community at the University of Northampton. These profiles show what a diverse range of work is being done by our excellent students. Read about how to apply to study a research degree here. Here are some of our current students:


ben1Ben Hodges‘ thesis looks at the way the intelligence function of the British Army worked between the two world wars.

“Northampton was the natural choice for me. Dr Jim Beach is the perfect supervisor for my project and the inter-library loan service is second to none.”

SHyland1Siobhan Hyland‘s research is on Searchlight’s anti-fascist magazine and the investigation of Nazi war crimes in 1980s-1990s.

“The opportunities I have had outside of my PhD study have been excellent!”



Daniel Jones‘s research looks at the creation and use of identity within far right and anti-fascist print cultures of post-war Britain, specifically looking at the magazines Spearhead and Searchlight.

“My research is based around our on campus Searchlight Archive, and has given me the opportunity to co-publish with my supervisor, and provide press interviews to try and contextualise and explain the contemporary far right as well.”

kerry1Kerry Love‘s research interests focus on gender and political discourse from the late 18th to early 19th century, with an interest in how material culture can be used as source material. 

“I chose to study at Northampton because the department has a wide range of research interests that help me explore interdisciplinary practices in a friendly, relaxed environment where I am comfortable exploring new ideas.”

kathrina1Kathrina Perry‘s research looks at nineteenth-century philanthropy in the Northampton Boot and Shoe industry.

“As my specialism is Local History, it was only natural that I chose Northampton.  The support I have had so far from my supervisor and from the History department has been fantastic.”

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