Detail of an Anglo-Saxon frieze from Fletton, nr Peterborough (8th century)We are proud of our longstanding reputation for excellence in historical research. Our staff have research expertise covering a wide chronological and geographical range, with strengths in:

In REF2014, 87.5% of our research was designated 4* and 3* ('world leading' and 'internationally excellent') – the highest proportion among all UK History departments.

Since 2008, we have secured over £8 million in research grants, and have an excellent track record for winning competitive funding for post-doctoral and early career fellowships and collaborative doctoral studentships with high profile external partners.