An outstanding reputation built upon rich tradition.


Combining internationally acknowledged research excellence with modern, imaginative teaching that enables our students to think for themselves and excel in their own research.

Summer Open Days

See what it's like to study in the Department of History at one of our summer open days. Find out more about our undergraduate programmes, and meet our staff and students.

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NSS 2015 rates us top in the Russell Group for student satisfaction

Find out what our students had to say about their experience at Sheffield in the latest National Student Survey.

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REF 2014 ranks us third in the UK for our world-leading research

Our commitment to research-led teaching has been a major factor in this outstanding achievement, which highlights our position as one of the top History departments in the country.

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Learn from award-winning teachers and acclaimed researchers

From ancient Rome to modern India, and from fifteenth-century human sacrifice to twentieth-century genocide.

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Third in the UK for research excellence

Our historians are international leaders in their fields, award-winning writers and media consultants.

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Partnerships that inform our teaching and research

We are an institution with global perspectives, but remain proud of our civic roots.

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