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University of Chichester: History and Politics

Institution University of Chichester View institution profile
Department Humanities - History and Politics
Telephone 01243 816470
Study type Research


Brief outline of the programme

The research degree programme aims to provide students with an outstanding learning experience in a supportive community of learning. The department is known nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching and all of its staff are engaged in conducting their own research. Information on staff research interests and achievements can be found on the Departmental web pages. The Chichester historians and political scientists offer a dynamic research environment through publications, organising and participating in national and international conferences (Germany, Portugal, Norway, France, Canada and the US). Recent conferences at Chichester include those held in collaboration with the Sussex Archaeological Society, the Multi-Directional Memory Conference, the D-Day Anniversary Conference, and the 30th Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of French History. Other scholarly activity has included TV and radio appearances, interviews and specialist consultancy. The team publish widely in international research periodicals (e.g. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Journal of Cultural and Social History, Yale French Studies, Journal of American Studies); and contribute to series published by all of the leading university presses, as well as many other long established academic publishing houses. Research students have been similarly active presenting papers at national conferences (British Library, Universities of Oxford, Brighton, Kingston, SOAS) and international conferences (Conference of European Association for American Studies, Holland) and publishing in a range of journals, including, the Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Studies.

Aims of the Programme a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline and merit publication; b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the academic discipline; c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems; d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry appropriate to the discipline.

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University of Chichester



The University of Chichester is situated in the beautiful county of West Sussex. Our heritage dates back to the 19th Century, when Bishop Otter College was established in 1839. Previously a teaching college, Chichester then became a university.

The University has two campuses, Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester which is a 10-minute walk from the city centre, and the Bognor Regis Campus which is located 915 steps from an award-winning beach. Both campuses have excellent public transport links. Our campuses host buildings that are both historic and modern, specialist and technologically innovative, all set in beautifully tended …

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