School of History, Classics and Archaeology



Our historians are leading academics in their fields teaching on their areas of expertise.

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Studying History

Our degrees enable you to study history from the ancient times through the medieval period and up to the twenty-first century. Our modules cover British, European, American, African and Asian history. You will encounter a range of historical approaches and practices: social, political, cultural, intellectual, post-colonial, demographic and oral history.

Undergraduate study

We offer a single honours and three joint honours undergraduate degrees. You can also study history as part of the Combined Honours degree.

Postgraduate study

We also offer taught and research postgraduate degrees in history, including one in history of medicine.


Our researchers have a high profile with a reputation for producing dynamic and innovative work. The majority of research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.