The School of History covers a wide range of periods and regions, from Medieval to Modern, from Britain and Europe to America, the Middle East, and Asia. We believe strongly that studying history is about exploration. The exceptionally wide range of optionality and choice throughout our degree programmes allows our students to shape their own intellectual journey. We subscribe to the philosophy that the best way to research is to be teaching-active, seeing students as partners in our wider professional practice. We were rated in the top 20 for History in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and The Guardian University League Table 2019 (joint 20th), scoring 94.9% for course satisfaction in The Guardian. We have internationally-renowned scholars who are passionate about teaching.
Our graduates go on to exciting careers in a wide range of fields, such as law, the civil service, heritage, finance, and teaching. We embed skills training into every aspect of learning and teaching and offer a comprehensive programme of curricular and extra-curricular events and training sessions to enhance our students’ employability, including modules with work placements, a semester abroad, learning activities developing digital skills for the creative economy, and workshops on pathways into future career destinations. Our courses equip students with highly-transferable skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively and to research, analyse, and present data on complex subjects.
Our School is a vibrant learning community of staff and students. The student-led History Society is one of the most active at UEA. It provides peer-support, organises social and cultural events, and runs its own field trips within East Anglia and Europe.
The School is on and , as well as having a Landscape Group blog, so please connect with us to stay up to date on all of the latest news and events. Our History Society also produces a regular newspaper, the latest issue of which can be found here.