Undergraduate study in History

History programmes at Birmingham are taught by leading academics in their field in one of the largest and most diverse History departments in Britain.

The Department of History was ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The courses are structured around our research specialisms, and with so many historians at Birmingham we can offer a very wide range of specialist courses, ranging from the Crusades to Post-war Germany, from the English Civil War to modern environmental history, from medieval China to twentieth century Middle Eastern History.

Single Honours History courses

History BA

History is not a plain narrative of events. It is an attempt to discover how and why our own world emerged. Studying History is an exciting chance to investigate global unfamiliar territory and to question some of the myths, preconceptions and [more...]

Ancient and Medieval History BA

To understand fully the modern world - its culture, language, political systems and people – you need to take a long perspective. Studying Ancient and Medieval History goes back to the roots of modern civilisation in Ancient Egypt, [more...]


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