Why study History at Warwick?
- We’re a friendly and supportive department, with over 1,000 undergraduates studying History across the three or four years. Whether you’re working closely with fellow students in seminars and workshops or getting involved with the History Society, there are plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people.
- We’re committed to generating world-leading research, ensuring our teaching is both cutting-edge and research-led. Our Department achieved a 94% satisfaction result for Teaching in the National Student Survey 2016. You’ll be taught by some of the leading international scholars with expertise spanning the British Isles, continental Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin and North America.
- Our international reputation extends beyond our campus. We’re ranked among the top 25 History departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016), and ranked 1st for the proportion of world-leading research activity and 7th overall in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (2014).*
- Our specialisms date from the Renaissance period through to the present day. As you enter your first year, you’ll choose between two pathways: Modern History or Renaissance and Modern History. The Modern History pathway provides students with a broad range of options of modules covering both the Early Modern and Modern periods. The Renaissance and Modern History pathway allows you to explore the early modern detail in greater depth by spending one term of your final year studying the Italian renaissance at our 15th Century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava in Venice. We require students on this pathway to take Italian language training in the first and second year of their degree.
- We deliver modules informed by our research interests and areas of expertise. As you progress through your degree, you’ll become something of a specialist yourself – selecting modules tailored to your evolving interests. We’ll support you at each stage of your degree, as you expand your knowledge of approaches, techniques and specialist subjects.
*REF based on Grade Point Average.
In the news
Take a look at some of the recent news and research from our Department of History.