See the other side of history


See the Other Side of History at Lancaster University


Students said that the course is intellectually stimulating, NSS, 2019 


In the UK for History, Guardian University League Table, 2020


3rd in the UK for graduate prospects, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019



Read about our past research: History Research at Lancaster

International University of the Year

Lancaster University has been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, thanks to our partnerships across the world and the opportunities we offer our students for global travel and study. As an undergraduate historian at Lancaster, you can choose to study in the United States, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand under the study abroad scheme, or in Europe within the Erasmus+ programme.

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Studentships and Essay Prizes

Lancaster's Department of History offers a number of prizes and studentships at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level throughout the year. These currently include the Iredell MA Studentship and two undergraduate essay prizes: the Lancaster Prize in Digital Humanities and the Merriman Prize (on the topic of International and/or Military History). 

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Historic Lancaster

The city of Lancaster and its surrounds are steeped in history. Explore the top historic sites to visit as recommended by members of the History Department, from Bronze Age stone circles to gothic churches, from Norman castles to Civil War fortresses, and from the mills of the Industrial Revolution to marvels of Art Deco architecture

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Our Community

We seek to create a welcoming environment for all of our students and staff, irrespective of background, and we are strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity. Our activities include participating in Athena SWAN (a scheme to address gender equality in Higher Education), celebrating Black History Month, and fostering community engagement through our historical projects.

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