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Congratulations on your offer to study at Lancaster. You will soon receive a personal invitation by email to sign up to our offer holder events.

Meanwhile, take a look at the information about your course below and please get in touch with any questions.

Welcome to History

Dr Sophie Ambler wishes you a warm welcome to History at Lancaster.


Offer holder events

You will receive an email inviting you to sign up for an event on one of the following dates:

  • Saturday 23rd January 10am - 1:30pm
  • Wednesday 24th February 4pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 10th March 4pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday 17th April 10am - 1:30pm

Please book your place to come along and join in – we’re looking forward to meeting you.


  • Welcome to Lancaster University
  • Meet your Department – join staff and current students from your Department and find out more about our history courses
  • Subject taster session – experience what it is like to study history at university in our subject taster session
  • Careers talk – discover how we can help you source opportunities to improve your employability and set you on a path to career success
  • Second subject – if you have applied to a joint honours degree, you will have the opportunity to attend your second subject session

Your Course

The History Department offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes that aim to make studying history a challenging, fascinating and enjoyable experience.

Whether you choose to major in history or combine history with other subjects, we offer you a wide choice of modules to cater for your interests and develop useful skills.

Download the subject guide to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach History, and what you'll study.


Chat to Philippa

Message Philippa with any questions about student life and studying at Lancaster. No question is too basic! "I'm a second year history student who is passionate about music and skiing, but mostly dogs! My favourite modules are Roman Britain, The Crusades and European Identity. I'm interested in governance and the heritage sector as potential employment opportunities."

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your course or your application.

Don't forget you can also contact your student ambassador!

About your application

Contact: Undergraduate Admissions

About your course

Contact: Dr Sophie Ambler, Admissions Tutor for History

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What you need to know

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 an undergraduate essay prize, 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, and fostering community engagement through our historical projects.

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Anna Drury BA (Hons) History, Year 1

Why I chose Lancaster

As a first-year student, when I reflect upon why I chose to study History at Lancaster, numerous reasons come to mind. The highly regarded department, as well as Lancaster being enriched with its own compelling history, drew me towards studying here. Attending a History Summer School during my time at Sixth Form further confirmed that Lancaster was the place I wanted to be.

The endless amount of support you receive at Lancaster, from your college, the caring and dedicated members of the History Department, and various institutions such as student support hub The Base, ensures that you immediately feel a valued member of the university community.

Anna Drury BA (Hons) History, Year 1

What to do next

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