School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Undergraduate History

Undergraduate History

History is an exciting and challenging subject. Trying to find out how people lived in the past requires imagination and intellectual skills. Find out about our undergraduate degrees.

You will learn and evaluate many forms of evidence, including:

  • written records
  • archaeological finds
  • oral testimony
  • evidence of human creativity: artistic, literary or technological

History students also have the opportunity to study abroad at a continental European university in stage 2 or 3.

Find out about history careers that you can work towards following a degree in history.

A visual guide to studying history at Newcastle University.

Our degree programmes

We offer a range of undergraduate degree programmes.

Our degrees can be:

  • single honours (a degree that concentrates on one main subject)
  • joint honours (two complementary subjects as part of a single degree programme)
  • combined honours (our flexible degree programme that allows you to study two or three subjects together)

At Newcastle we offer the following history degree programmes:

You can also study history within the following joint and combined programmes:

We also offer undergraduate degrees in classics and ancient history and archaeology.

International and exchange students

We welcome applications from international, Erasmus, study-abroad and exchange students. For further information, visit our International and Exchange Students page