Undergraduate courses

We have an outstanding and international reputation for teaching and research and combine this reputation with a genuinely friendly environment.

Our research feeds directly into our teaching, creating a vibrant and exciting learning atmosphere and allowing you to benefit from the most recent thinking. 85% of our research has been designated internationally excellent or world-leading.

Available degrees

History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: V100
Human history is fascinating, but to really appreciate it, we need to investigate the events, ideas and people that shaped our world, as well as the impact they still have today. This degree gets stuck into a wide range of historical periods to help you better grasp how history is made, viewed and discussed.

Contemporary History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: V140
Modern history, contemporary politics and international relations. How has each field shaped the other? And what can this interaction tell us about events today? We don’t have to look back too far to find the answers, and this degree can take you there.

History and Politics BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VL12
Every political issue and structure has historical roots. By studying history and politics side by side, you’ll learn how to analyse and untangle the past in order to tackle the problems facing society today.

International Relations and History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: LV21
How did the Cold War divide the world? What is the current state of Britain’s political system? In this degree, you’ll explore the link between history and international relations, and learn how to tackle the most important issues facing world politics.

History and American Studies BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VT17
Since declaring freedom in 1776, the USA has gone on to become one of the most influential countries in the world. You’ll look at how this came to be by studying the ideas, people and events that shaped the nation.

English and History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VQ13
English is to History what Shakespeare is to the Renaissance. Totally inseparable. In this degree, you’ll explore how great writers have been inspired by the world around them – and what their works can tell us about the past.

History and Archaeology BA
 (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VV14
Aristotle said it best: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By studying history and archaeology side by side, you’ll discover more than what you thought was possible about our human past.

Ancient History and History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: V110
What ideas have transcended the ages? What human experiences have changed over time? By studying a vast range of historical periods, you’ll look at the ways in which the modern and ancient worlds are inextricably linked.

Spend a year abroad

As an undergraduate History student, you have the exciting opportunity to extend your studies by spending your third year studying abroad.

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Student work, skills and achievements

We award our highest achieving undergraduate students for outstanding work during their studies.

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Career opportunities

A history degree provides you with high-level skills necessary for success in whichever sector of employment you choose to join.

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