Undergraduate History at Warwick
Break with tradition
If you’re intellectually curious and prepared for your investigations to take you into unexpected territories, you’ll be at home in the Department of History at Warwick. It’s a space in which you’ll be constantly surprised as to where history can take you.
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Single Honours History degree
History BA (UCAS V100)
Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: September 2023
If you're intellectually curious and prepared for your investigations to delve into unexpected territories, you'll be at home in Warwick's History Department. Our flexible History degree gives you the freedom to develop an independent view on the historical themes that most excite you. Study with us and be constantly surprised as to where history can take you.
Part-time History degree
History BA (Part-time with the Centre for Lifelong Learning)
Duration: 4-8 years part-time
Start Date: September 2023
Our History Degree offers a broad introduction to the study of history by drawing on the strengths not only of the history department, a leading national department with expertise in a broad range of periods but also of other departments which teach historical subjects.
Other History degrees
Taught in conjunction with partner departments across the University, you will be a member of two departments and have access to the teaching and support of both.
Why History at Warwick?
Teaching and Learning
You’ll be taught in a variety of ways, through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials alongside assigned reading.
You’ll develop a range of transferable skills allowing you to become talented historians, who are highly employable across a variety of sectors.
Our campus Open Days are the best opportunity for you to know if Warwick feels right for you. Come and experience all that we have to offer.
A team of highly-regarded academics, energised by history’s capacity to surprise
Our exceptional academics are highly renowned inside and outside of academia, leading the field in many areas, including Global History and the History of Medicine. Their passion, knowledge and excitement about history’s capacity to surprise is brought into the classroom.
Expanding the view of history from Eurocentric to global
As the degree programme progresses beyond the first year, Warwick increases the opportunity for its students to look outwardly and internationally, and consider the discipline’s relevance to modern societies, people and culture.
Skills to take you wherever you want to go
Students are supported to develop a range of transferable skills enabling them to become talented historians, who are highly employable across a variety of sectors.
A thoughtful student community that welcomes diversity in all forms
A History department that attracts – and continually aspires to increasingly attract – a diversity of people and views.
A reputation for innovation and breaking with tradition
The department has an innate belief (reflecting the foundational traditions of the University) that the study of history can be used as a powerful tool for radical change and transformation.
92% of our research has been rated as 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent). This confirms our reputation as an outstanding place to research and study history. (REF2021).
We have excellent historical resources, including our very own Modern Records Centre, which houses one of the biggest archives of primary sources outside of London.
Student life at Warwick
Whatever your interests, there's something for everyone on our lively campus - whether it's visiting the award-winning Warwick Arts Centre, taking advantage of our sports facilities or socialising in our bars and cafés.
When you need a change of scenery there are peaceful spots too, with lakes, woodland and green spaces just a few minutes’ walk from central campus.
Hear from our students
See what our student bloggers have to say about studying History and life at Warwick.