What Will You Study

The History and Philosophy degree at Lancaster will develop your critical abilities within two vibrant departments of like-minded students, tutors and expert scholars.

You’ll gain a strong understanding of how History and Philosophy intersect and influence one another and you’ll be able to follow your interests, choosing from a wealth of optional modules that encourage you to conduct your own inquiries.

You will be based in the Department of History, a thriving centre of historical teaching and research. The Department scored 97% overall satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey and our research environment was ranked 100% world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014). The work of our Regional Heritage Centre puts us at the heart of the local historical community and enables us to offer a pioneering range of placements, with partners such as The National Trust and The Greater Manchester Museums Group.

 Studying philosophy at Lancaster is not simply a matter of learning about philosophy. We encourage you to develop your own critical perspective on philosophical problems and questions, and to develop a range of methods for analysing, critically engaging with, and discussing such problems.