Why choose Sheffield?

The Department

We are one of the largest, most active and successful centres for teaching and historical research both in the UK and internationally. Studying History at Sheffield allows you to explore great events, extraordinary documents, remarkable people, and long-lasting transformations, from the ancient period to the modern day, and across the globe. Our teaching has been highly rated by both students and external auditors, and we combine this with consistently excellent ratings in research.

Undergraduate history at a glance

We value excellence in both teaching and research, ensuring we use the most up-to-date digital resources. We are particularly proud to offer our students:

  • Cutting-edge course content with research-led teaching from world-leading academics
  • A flexible degree structure with an excellent choice of modules covering a wide variety of periods, locations, themes and approaches
  • A degree programme carefully designed to develop your skills as an independent historian - from first year core modules, supporting your transition from school to university, to writing an original research-led dissertation in your final year
  • A third year special subject which offers a unique combination of intensive teaching and small class sizes, running over the full academic year
  • Innovative teaching resources
  • The opportunity to gain a wide range of transferable skills leading to successful careers in areas such as law; the media; marketing; heritage; business management; government and teaching.

Outstanding student satisfaction

The National Student Survey is the students' voice, so we're especially proud to have received satisfaction of over 90% for more than six years.

What our students think

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A world-class reputation

Our academic reputation means that we are ranked third in the UK for our world-leading research and in the world's top 100 history departments.

Our research

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The University

Sheffield is a world-leading University - offering state of the art facilities and excellence in both teaching and research - set in a diverse city, with a rich culture. With the best Students' Union in the UK, and outstanding support services such as careers and global opportunities, our students have access to a wide range of opportunities and support to enhance their studies.

Why study at Sheffield?

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THE Student Experience Survey

THE Student Experience Survey

*Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.