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 that studying history is about exploration in a vibrant learning community of staff and students. Together we explore the subject across periods and regions with students shaping their own intellectual journey. At UEA History we know that the best way to research is to be teaching-active, seeing students as partners in our wider professional practice. We are superbly proud of our achievements and are ranked 3rd in the country (REF2021).

Exciting careers in a wide range of fields, such as law, the civil service, heritage, finance, and teaching await graduates of History. Skills training is embedded into every aspect of learning and teaching. Our curriculum offers modules with work placements, a semester abroad, learning activities to develop digital skills for the creative economy, and workshops on pathways into future career destinations. You will leave us with highly-transferable skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively and to research, analyse, and present complex data.

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 regular newspaper.

 

 

MA

Medieval History

Tackle the major themes in political, ecclesiastical, social and cultural history of medieval England and Western Europe on our Master’s degree in Medieval...

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BA

History

Dive into the past and uncover the rich history of many different periods, countries and cultures. You’ll explore and study civilisations, events and individuals...

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BA

Modern History

In our Modern History degree, you’ll have the chance to discover momentous world events from the 1750s right up to Brexit and Putin’s Russia. Your understanding...

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BA

History and Politics

Have you ever wondered how populism surges in democratic countries? What influence industrialisation had on the global slave trade? How notions of sexuality and...

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MA

Early Modern History

Don’t just study history: write it. On our Master’s degree, you’ll be learning at the very forefront of historical debate, with a focus on early modern culture,...

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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 researchers...

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MA

Landscape History

Discover the skills you need to read the landscape and unearth our relationship with the natural environment. Our MA in Landscape History crosses eras and...

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MA

Modern History

Examine contemporary trends through historical lenses on our MA Modern History, and join one of the largest groups of modern historians in the UK. Your studies...

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An oil painting of the Gloucester as it sank.
10 Jun 2022

Wreck of historic royal ship discovered off the English coast

The wreck of one of the most famous ships of the 17th century has been discovered off the coast of Norfolk in the UK, it can be revealed today.

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World of lights with a really bright light shining from Norwich
12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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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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