About the School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities

We combine internationally acknowledged research excellence with modern, imaginative teaching that enables our students to think for themselves and excel in the study of history, philosophy, archaeology and digital humanities.

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In the School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities, we interrogate some of the most significant and pressing aspects of human life, offering new perspectives and tackling globally significant issues.

High-quality teaching at a leading research university

By studying within a research community, our students will be learning alongside world-leading academics who aim to support, challenge and inspire through high-quality teaching and an inclusive learning environment.

We are dedicated to equipping our students with the skills needed to take their newfound knowledge into the world and apply it. Our students develop analysis, presentation, teamwork and research skills, as well as the capacity to understand the views of others and to convincingly defend their own. Alongside this, we offer a diverse range of modules and assessments giving students the opportunity to learn a variety of digital skills.

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Wide-ranging academic excellence

Shaping the world and asking the important questions, our school is home to academic leaders in their fields. Their world-leading research not only illuminates today's most pressing issues but also informs local and global policies. Our academics actively engage in academic and public discourse, regularly appearing on radio and television, and offering expertise to professional bodies.

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A world-class university – a unique student experience

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.