Why Study with us?

These are just some of the distinctive features of studying History at Lancaster University. 


We offer a wide range of modules, including new and improved first- and second-year core modules, enabling you to construct an intellectually coherent and challenging scheme of study.


Our range of specialised courses allows you to concentrate on specific areas in ancient, medieval, early-modern or modern and contemporary history. You can research topics in depth with our dissertation module and Special Subjects.


You can combine History with other subjects: English Literature, Politics, Philosophy, International Relations, Religious Studies, French, German or Spanish. You can also include a year spent abroad or study part-time.


95% overall satisfaction with the course (National Student Survey 2016).


82% of our research has been ranked world-leading or internationally excellent; our research environment is ranked 100% world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014).


History Majors and combined majors have the option of taking a credit-bearing Work Placement Module in their second year. 


We are a friendly and welcoming Department with strong links to the local community. We are home to the Regional Heritage Centre and regular contributors to Campus in the City.