School of History

Our School is a vibrant learning community of staff and students. We cover 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 options and choice throughout our degree programmes allow 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.

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. 

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 and produces a reguar newspaper.

 

 

PhD

Postgraduate Research in History

To Understand Our World, Sometimes We Need To Look At Our Past. This Is What Our Researchers And Members Of Staff Do Every Day. Our Postgraduate...

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MA

Medieval History

Study for your Master’s degree in a region steeped in Medieval History. Taught by internationally recognised scholars, our course will help you get to grips...

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MA

Modern History

On our MA Modern History you will examine contemporary trends through historical lenses, by focusing on the deeper histories of nationalism, imperialism and...

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MA

Early Modern History

Don’t just study history: write it. Our Early Modern History Master’s degree will equip you with the tools you need to examine and interrogate primary and...

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MA

Landscape History

The English landscape has been described as the richest historical record we possess. Society has developed in geographical pockets, as reflected in our...

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BA

History

Imagine reading the first ever work of a Christian woman, examining Henry VIII’s armour, or considering the social and political power of African American jazz....

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BA

History and Politics

Our History and Politics BA is the perfect course for anyone who’s interested in the way history and politics impact on one another. It’s an exciting opportunity...

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BA

Modern History

Imagine reading Queen Victoria’s diaries, analysing Nazi reports on the Olympic Games, or considering the social and political power of African American jazz....

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Research

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  News
21 Oct 2020

How can we tackle inequalities?

Understanding how and why gender matters is vital to the arts and humanities, whether our interests lie primarily in artistic, social and cultural questions or...

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Reconstruction of the Roman Temple the Caistor team investigated
23 Sep 2020

East Anglian Studies uncovers region's rich history

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Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India book
09 Jul 2020

Indian researcher and historian wins 2020 John Pickstone Prize

Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India: Family, Market and Homoeopathy, written by Dr Shinjini Das of UEA's School of History, wins this year’s British Society of...

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Event

UEA Engagement Awards 2021 - Winner Announcements screening

  • Jun 9, 2021 17:30PM
  • Online
  • Award Ceremony
  • Free

Come and cheer! A live screening announcing the winners of this year's UEA Engagement Awards - outstanding projects, individuals and students from across UEA and the Norwich Research Park who have engaged with the public this year. Book to receive a link...

Event

Margaret MacMillan - Back to the Future? The Meaning of Global Britain

  • Jun 8, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

HUM Research Series with Margaret MacMillan CC CH: Professor of History, University of Toronto and, Professor of International History, University of Oxford

Event

Dominic Grieve - Brexit, Revolution without End or a Stable Future?

  • Jun 22, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Brexit, Revolution without End or a Stable Future? HUM Research seminar series with Dominic Grieve QC PC: President of the European Movement, former Independent MP, and former Conservative politician