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Welcome to the Department of History


We are proud to be ranked in the top 50 in the world for History (QS World University Rankings 2020) and ranked 7th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020). We are 2nd in the UK for research performance (Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014).

We offer our students a huge choice of modules, ranging around the world and across 2,000 years. Teaching is by world-class experts in their field, reflecting their own groundbreaking research, and has an emphasis on small-group teaching.






Gender equality

‌We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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