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Recognised as a leading department within the UK, History at UEA has a chronological range from the collapse of the Roman empire to the present day, a geographical scope covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean, and experts in political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, diplomatic and intellectual history. Watch our video here.


History at UEA is ranked joint 11th in the UK, according to the 2015 Guardian University Guide. The diverse range of modules available allows our students to specialise in periods (medieval, early modern or modern), approaches (political, economic, social or cultural), or themes (environment, religion, power and empire). We are one of the only UK universities where you can specialise in Landscape History. Our teaching, undertaken in a stimulating and supportive learning environment, achieved a 96 per cent student satisfaction rating in the 2015 Guardian University Guide.


99% of research within the School of History is internationally recognised, with 77% rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. In the Times Higher Education Supplement (1 January 2015) History at UEA ranked third best in the UK, after Oxford and Cambridge.


We provide the skills and support that ensure our graduates are highly employable, such as the ability to communicate with precision and to research, analyse and present data on complex subjects. We also provide our students with the opportunity to secure valuable and relevant experience with a variety of employers through our internship programme.

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