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.

QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings 2016 rank History in the top 100. The rankings recognise our global excellence in research, academic performance and the reputation of our department and our students when they enter employment.

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2016 Academic Award Winner

Congratulations to Eirini Karamouzi who won the award for Best Feedback in the 2016 Academic Awards. The awards aim to recognise those who have enhanced academic life and improved the educational experience for those around them.

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PhD student Steph Wright featured on the THE website.

Steph Wright, a PhD student from History, considers whether it is better to speak your mind or hold your tongue when writing a book review during a PhD.

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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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