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.
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.