Why Study with us?

 The Department is recognized as one of the best in the UK. We are #5 in the Guardian University Guide (2018), #8 in the Complete University Guide (2018) and we are very proud to be part of the University of the Year for 2018.  

We pride ourselves on the excellence of our research, on rigorous teaching and the strong sense of community in the Department. Our students reported 98% satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

Choice and Flexibility

You can combine History with other subjects: English Literature, Politics, Philosophy, International Relations, Religious Studies, French, German or Spanish. If you choose History as your major, you can still take a minor option in a range of subjects, for example, Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology or Theatre.

Learn a Language

You can use the flexibility of the degree structure to learn a new language or improve your language  skills. In your first year, you can learn Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish or German from scratch or pursue advanced study of French, German or Spanish.

Study Abroad

There is a range of opportunities to study at a university overseas. You can spend a year at a university in United States, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, or you can apply to study at one of our partner institutions in Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna or Copenhagen. There are also opportunities to undertake study, travel and voluntary work in China, India, Ghana and Malaysia.

Heritage Placements

As part of your degree, you can get work experience with one of our Heritage partner organizations. Students have curated exhibitions, built on-line resources and worked with a range of museum materials, from texts and oral history recordings to archaeological remains.