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Ways to study history - which one's right for you?

archaeology
History using material remains and practical investigations
 
classics
How the ancient Greek and Roman worlds developed
 
history
The causes and significance of past events and societies
 
 
history of art
How visual culture reflects changes in society
 
acs
The USA and Canada through history, politics and culture
 
trs
How religion has developed and influences today's world
 
 

All of these ways to study history are also available with a Foundation year. The Foundation route is ideal for people whose grades do not meet the standard entry criteria or who feel the need to boost their study skills before starting on the first year of a degree course.

Find out more about our Foundation courses

 

 

Archaeology

Use practical investigations and material remains to interpret the past.

What's involved?

Core periods

  • From prehistoric societies to the twentieth century.

You might enjoy this if you also like:

  • Working with artifacts
  • Practical experimentation
  • Scientific methods
  • Studying landscapes

You may already be studying:

  • History, Geography, Chemistry, Biology
 

 

Archaeology degrees

archaeology

The biggest draw I had to archaeology was the BSc course as it allowed me to combine my love of science with my interest in the past.
 

Cati Frear, BSc Archaeology

 

 

Classics and Ancient History

How the ancient Greek and Roman worlds developed and helped shape Western society.

What's involved?

Core periods

  •  Approximately 1600 B.C. to 500 C.E.

You might enjoy this if you also like:

  • Greek and Roman myths
  • Classical art and literature
  • Greek and Roman history

You may already be studying:

  • History, Classics, Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient History
 

 

Classics and Ancient History degrees

classics

I have always found history fascinating and am intrigued by classical life so I thought that this degree would provide me with an amazing opportunity to explore areas of the classical past that I hadn’t been taught about in school.
 

Lucinda Keith, BA Classical Civilisation

 

 

History

Investigate the causes and significance of past events and societies and how they relate to our own world.

What's involved?

Core periods

  • Medieval to late twentieth century

You might enjoy this if you also like:

  • Researching facts and figures
  • Debating

You may already be studying:

  • History, Politics
    Note: A level History is usually required for all single and joint honours History degrees .
 

 

History degrees

history

You can choose from many different topics and there are so many specialists in different areas. I’m studying the Druids and what they may or may not have believed, which I’m finding fascinating.
 

Maddie Chambers, BA Ancient History and History

 

 

History of Art

Understand how society has developed through its visual culture.

What's involved?

Core periods

  • From 1400's to the present day.

You might enjoy this if you also like:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Photography
  • Museums and exhibitions

You may already be studying:

  • History, Art and design, Drama and theatre studies, Film studies, Fine art, Textiles, Photography 
 

 

History of Art degrees

history of art

I knew I wanted my love for art to be a part of my studies at university so history of art was the perfect course for me. The department trains you very well in visual and critical analysis.
 

Thomas Lewis, BA History of Art

 

 

American and Canadian Studies

Study the development of the USA and Canada through history, politics and culture.

What's involved?

Core periods

  • From the late 1400's to the present day.

You might enjoy this if you also like:

  • Popular culture
  • Experiencing different cultures
  • Rights and justice
  • Contemporary politics

You may already be studying:

  • History, Politics, Sociology, Media Studies
 

 

American and Canadian Studies degrees

acs

The range of modules on offer allows you to tailor the degree to your strengths and, more importantly, your interests.
 

Rebecca Kerrigan, BA American and Canadian Literature, History and Culture with International Study

 

 

Theology and Religious Studies

How major world religions came into being, developed and continue to influence us today.

What's involved?

Core periods

  • Approximately the past 3000 years.

You might enjoy this if you also like:

  • Exploring different cultures
  • Morality and ethics
  • Debating

You may already be studying:

  • History, RE, Philosophy 
 

 

Theology and Religious Studies degrees

trs

The eclectic research of the department can bring you into contact with literature, history, archaeology, art history and continental philosophy so there really is something for everyone. 
 

Jack Murphy, BA Philosophy and Theology

 

 

 

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