Why Study with us?

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


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).


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.


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


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.


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.