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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
History Short Course
On this course you will learn the key skills of the historian, such as critical reading, referencing, and writing academically. You will tailor your own...
Tackle the major themes in political, ecclesiastical, social and cultural history of medieval England and Western Europe on our Master’s degree in Medieval...
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...
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,...
The Mystery of the Magna Carta
Living With Machines
British Academy Global professor boosts UEA history research
An Anglo-German collaboration researching the history of the only Englishman to have been elected King of Germany has been boosted by further funding and a...
Underwater footage offers new glimpse of royal shipwreck
Underwater footage of a 17th century royal shipwreck has been released ahead of a major exhibition opening this weekend exploring its last voyage.
Royal shipwreck artefacts revealed in new Norwich Castle Museum exhibition
Extraordinary artefacts featured in the Gloucester shipwreck exhibition, opening soon at Norwich Castle Museum.
Last Voyage of The Gloucester exhibition to launch at Norwich Castle Museum
Artefacts from a 17th century royal shipwreck will be unveiled for the first time since its discovery off the coast of Norfolk.