History at Leicester


We are one of the largest History departments in the UK. This allows us to offer a wide choice of degrees, including joint degrees with the EnglishArchaeology and Ancient History, Politics and International Relations and American Studies. Our staff have wide-ranging expertise, with active research in a vast choice of subjects and periods covering all parts of the world.

Outstanding reputation

History at Leicester has an outstanding reputation for teaching and research across a wide geographical and chronological range. We offer a choice of periods and subjects from the 5th century to the contemporary world; from English local history to globalisation. Whatever aspect of history interests you, you will be able to construct a programme of study to match your intellectual interests and capture your imagination.

Skills gained

A History degree cultivates a range of personal and technical skills that are widely applicable and highly valued by employers – notably self-reliance, enterprise, communication skills, critical judgement and the ability to evaluate and interpret complex, diverse and sometimes contradictory data. History graduates learn to work individually and as part of a group. They are also IT literate. Additionally, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has a Resource Room which is run by student volunteers.

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