Department of History

History undergraduate degrees

The Department of History is a lively community with an international reputation.

Studying with us gives you:

  • an exceptionally large choice of modules
  • innovative teaching methods that are student-centred and ensure the transition from school is smooth
  • exciting opportunities to study abroad in a number of countries
  • teaching by internationally recognised scholars
  • key employability skills sought after by top employers.

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Our degrees

Single Honours

For people who want to concentrate on studying just history.

History BA

Joint Honours

If you want to combine studying history with another subject.


Other subject combinations. Study History and...


East European Cultural Studies

With a language


Other options

Combine a broad history degree with an in-depth study of contemporary China.

History with Contemporary Chinese Studies

Combine history with politics and/or languages.

Modern European Studies


New Liberal Arts degree

An exciting new degree, starting in 2018, for academically strong, ambitious students.

Explore your subject interest within a framework of problem-solving, enquiry and exploration.

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  • The typical modules covered on each degree are listed on the individual course pages in the prospectus.
  • Our module-in-a-minute videos give you a quick overview of what you can expect.

How to apply for a degree

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How we help you learn

At the heart of our teaching and learning is the student. Staff encourage you to explore, to make your own discoveries, guide you when stray, and suggest routes to learning, but it is up to you to learn to navigate.

You will have a good amount of scheduled contact time but we will also guide you to develop your own study and research skills. Not only will you grow as a historian you'll also develop valuable attributes that employers are looking for.


Supporting your studies

Personal tutors

A member of staff from your department that:

  • provides general support for your academic life
  • gives you the opportunity to raise concerns and discuss issues
  • supports you with personal issues.

Find out more about personal tutors.


Peer mentors

An existing student from your department who helps you settle in, get to know your peers and advise on student life.

Find out more about our peer mentoring.

There are some issues that fall between what friends can help with and what you are willing to ask a lecturer you have never met before, and the Peer Mentoring scheme fills that gap perfectly. 

Costanza Bergo, BA Art History


Beyond your course



Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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