• 98% student satisfaction NSS 2017
  • #5 in the UK for History Guardian University Guide 2018
  • #1 in the UK for staff/student ratio Guardian University Guide 2018

Undergraduate Admissions


Join our undergraduate community and enjoy outstanding teaching in topics from Ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, in a History BA ranked in the top five by the Guardian, with the best ratio of staff to students in the UK



Our community of MA and PhD students benefit from expert supervision from leading researchers, in fields from the medieval to the modern, and our MA students have the chance to choose a rewarding work placement module

Regional Heritage

Regional Heritage

Our Regional Heritage Centre promotes and celebrates the rich social and cultural heritage of North West England, offering an extensive programme of activities to the public, focusing on the long history of our region

Ruskin Library

The Ruskin Library and Research Centre

The main holding of the Ruskin Library and University Museum is the Whitehouse Collection of material, including books, manuscripts and artworks relating to John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his circle


82% of Lancaster University History Department's research has been ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.


Clio50 is an online magazine featuring writings by people of the History Department, edited by Sarah Barber.

Heritage Placements

Enrich your studies, develop new skills and build your CV with a high-quality academic placement.