Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History

There has never been a more important time to study the past. An understanding of how we got here is vital to navigating the future. Engaging with culture, politics, economics and the environment, a degree in history develops a uniquely broad range of skills that can open doors to an exciting variety of career paths.  

Our research specialisms underpin courses and modules that offer history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the contemporary world. They have a global reach that includes Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Far East, Western and Eastern Europe, and North America.  

We are proud of our reputation for research-led, student-centred teaching, being ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employability, and in the top 16 of the UK's 93 history departments (Complete University Guide, 2021).

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Undergraduate courses

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Postgraduate courses

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Research strengths

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Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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