School of History

Ranked 6th in the UK for History

The Guardian University League Table 2019

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School of History

We are a leading UK School of History with over 40 academic staff specialising in a wide range of fields and a large community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. We have an international reputation for excellence and we’re known for our ground-breaking historical research and innovative teaching.

Studying with us

Our degree courses allow you to explore a wide variety of different historical topics, and to develop your own areas of historical expertise. You'll become part of an active community of students and academic staff sharing a passion for History and study in a highly supportive learning environment.

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Our flexible single and joint honours courses will provide you with a broad range of knowledge across historical periods, geographical locations and key themes, from medieval times to the present day.

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Gain specialist knowledge with our masters degrees, with opportunities to focus on a range of themes. You’ll be taught by leading academics, engaging with their latest research as part of your course.

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We offer supervision in a broad range of historical research areas in a supportive and active postgraduate student community.



student satisaction

National Student Survey 2018

Top 100

in the world for History

QS World Rankings by Subject 2018


in the UK for Research

Research Excellence Framework 2014