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
This is for you if... you want to delve into the past and understand how the movements, ideas, and people that shaped the past are still affecting the present and informing our future.

Contemporary History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: V140
This is for you if... you want to concentrate on recent history alongside contemporary politics and international relations, with modules covering global topics.

History and Politics BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VL12
This is for you if... you are interested in the complementary disciplines of History and Politics. You will develop an understanding of the historical roots of our society's economic, political and social structures.

International Relations and History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: LV21
This is for you if... you want to investigate the evolution of the international political system and the workings of the contemporary world.

History and American Studies BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VT17
This is for you if... you want to explore the history and politics of one of the most influential countries in the world, and examine American developments alongside wider global historical contexts.

English and History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VQ13
This is for you if... you want to explore how the world changed and developed around the great authors of history and how those changes influenced their works.

History and Archaeology BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VV14
This is for you if... you want to dig a level deeper than your A-level studies and learn the skills and concepts that allow us to confirm or challenge, with material evidence, that which written sources tell us.

Ancient History and History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: V110
This is for you if... you want to study the foundations upon which modern history stands, covering the great civilisations of antiquity and the nations that rose in the wake of their demise.

Major in History (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: V101
This is for you if... you want to combine History with another subject.

Minor in History
3-4 years

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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