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.

 

 

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

Explore the relationships between contemporary politics and the history of the modern world as you learn from world experts, debating the very latest research...

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BA

Modern History

Imagine reading Queen Victoria’s diaries, analysing depictions of slave ships, or considering the social and political power of African American jazz. This is...

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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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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

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

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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Postgraduate Research in History

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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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07 Dec 2017

MPs look to history for answers to today’s refugee plight

Historians from the University of East Anglia (UEA) will meet with MPs to discuss parallels between Britain’s responses to the plight of refugees in the 1930s...

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Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Jan 18, 2021 00:00AM
  • Online
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Free
Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Nov 23, 2020 09:00AM
  • Online
  • Open Day
  • Free
Event

UEA Live: Bernadine Evaristo

  • Nov 18, 2020 19:00PM
  • Online
  • Literature
  • Free

In conversation with Claire Hynes

Event

UEA Live: Lorna Sage - Bad Blood 20th Anniversary

  • Nov 11, 2020 19:00PM
  • Online
  • Literature
  • Free

Kathryn Hughes with Louise Doughty and Victor Sage

Event

World Art Research Seminar - Subhadra Das and Miranda Lowe

  • Nov 11, 2020 14:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Art history and World Art Studies weekly seminars