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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
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.Find out more
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).Find out more
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 architectureFind out more
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.Find out more
Lancaster historian discusses the battle of Brunanburh (937) on Dan Snow’s History Hit
This week, Dan Snow’s internet platform History Hit broke exciting news: Wirral Archaeology have gathered new evidence that may help to resolve the long-running debate about the location of the battle of Brunanburh (937).
Welsh Tapestries with Jane Beck: Private View and Talk - 'Remnants of an Industry: The Big Sell'
Private View & Talk by Jane Beck
Jane Beck - expert, trader and collector of Welsh textiles - joins us to celebrate a display of eight Welsh Tapestries at The Ruskin, loaned from Jane's stunning personal collection of Welsh textiles dating from the 18th Century. This is a story of people and place, material and means of production, told through rich colour and pattern.