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Study a single honours degree in history or a joint honours with either archaeology, politics or English literature.   

About History at Newcastle University

Explore historic eras and geographies from a variety of perspectives and discover how our past can affect our future.

Encounter different cultures and people through a range of historical themes, specialise in a particular area, or maintain a breadth of study by examining history across the globe.

Join our close-knit community and be supported to settle into University life as you share our passion for history.

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What we offer

  • Flexible degrees: Analyse historical societies and political topics from around the world. In politics, you'll look at global politics, political philosophy and international relations.
  • Expert faculty: Learn from world-leading academics forefront of their fields.
  • Research opportunities: Work independently on a unique area of research. Study an aspect of history that truly fascinates you.
  • World-class facilities: Access to our award-winning facilities, such as the University’s own Special Collections and Archives department and Great North Museum, both located on campus.  
  • Work placement opportunities: Gain first-hand work exerience and put your learning into practice

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Find your place in the world

Newcastle University offers an outstanding student experience and a world-class education for life. Our commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated through our position in global rankings. We have a world-class reputation for research excellence.