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Interdisciplinarity in History


Many of our modules have been designed to bridge ideas, concepts, and perspectives to give each History student an interdisciplinary experience whilst studying with us. Take a look at our latest list on Modules page.

There is also an opportunity to take modules outside of History. You can take a language module, explore modules within the Faculty of Arts, or take an IATL module. For more information on accessing these options check out our Modules and CATS page.


Find out more about the latest interdisciplinary events in the department on our News page.

Research opportunities

During your time at History you will be encouraged to push the boundaries of the discipline. We will challenge you to ask questions and support you in finding answers to those questions. There is a number of research opportunities available to all History students: from essays and dissertation, to Student Fellowship Programme and summer research projects. Find out more about departmental and University wide opportunities on Warwick's Student Research Hub and History's Student Research page.

We also encourage you to take a look at our departmental research activity page and how diverse and interdisciplinary History's research community and interests are.

Useful contacts

Career Consultant: Millie Tissut

Academic Support Librarian: Katherine Waters

Professor Rebecca Earle, Head of Department

"History has always been interdisciplinary. It was only in the nineteenth century that ‘history’ as an academic subject began to be seen as separate from other disciplines. At Warwick our approach to historical research embraces politics, literary theory, economics, environmental studies and much more. Insight into the past can be gained from many different sources, and ideas developed in many different disciplines can help us make sense of them. We don’t believe in putting up hard borders or fences to separate History from the rich and exciting world that lies outside of our department."

IATL Modules

Studying on an IATL module gives you the opportunity to work with students and lecturers from right across the university, developing connections between ideas, experiences and practice. These skills, of working with people from different backgrounds and developing complex understandings of concepts, are increasingly valued by both students and employers alike and offer you ways of engaging with some of the big questions facing us today. In an IATL module you are not merely learning about the world, you are working with others to develop new ways of understanding it.

There are plenty of options for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to choose from. Speak to your department or fill out a request form to get started.

Warwick Enterprise

Enterprise and entrepreneurship are not just about starting or running a business. It embodies a set of transferable skills that are integral to the experience of every student, and that are sought after by a broad range of employers. Whatever your background, interests and post Warwick ambitions, there are plenty of ways you can have an interdisciplinary experience with Warwick Enterprise.

World at Warwick

Warwick is one of the most vibrant, diverse and global Universities in the UK. Explore learning and extra curricular opportunities available on campus and with Study Abroad that will help push the boundaries of your learning. From events, to study abroad opportunities and intercultural training programme, explore the World at Warwick!