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Our historians are world-leading researchers teaching on their areas of expertise.

A growing, vibrant community of historians

Our growing community of over 40 academic staff, multiple post-doctoral researchers and many research students work together to demonstrate how History can help address contemporary dilemmas. Our research and teaching focuses on both global and local issues, from the medieval period to modern day. To learn more about our staff please visit our people page.

Studying history

We provide you with the unique opportunity to study all periods of human history from all parts of the world.

91% of our students, overall, agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating.

National Student Survey, 2019

Encounter a range of historical approaches and learn to evaluate competing interpretations of history. Explore themes that include revolutionsradicalismslaverymedical history and religion among many others.  

We also provide the opportunity for you to combine your  History studies with other Newcastle University disciplines such as ArchaeologyPolitics or English Literature.

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