Welcome to the School of History and Cultures

Welcome to the School of History and Cultures at Birmingham.  Whether you are studying History of any kind, War Studies, Classical Literature, African Studies, Archaeology or Anthropology, or the huge range of Joint Honours combinations including our own courses, we hope your time with us will be not only productive and interesting, but also fun. 

Professor Corey Ross, Head of the School of History and Cultures.

What to do before you arrive

Important information about studying in the School of History and Cultures and your degree programmes will be available on our Virtual Learning Environment but more importantly make sure you look out for our Welcome Pack which will be posted out to you. If you have not received one of these packs to your home address by the end of August then please contact:

Mrs Margaret Egginton (m.j.egginton@bham.ac.uk) for History degrees, Ancient and Medieval History, War Studies, African Studies and Anthropology.

Mrs Sylvia Campbell (s.a.campbell@bham.ac.uk) for the degrees of Ancient History; Archaeology and Ancient History; Archaeology and Anthropology; and Classical Literature and Civilisation

History and Cultures Events Timetable for Welcome Week

(23 September – 27 September 2013)

Your schedule for welcome week will also have been sent to you directly by letter to your home address/via email. These can also be found online by selecting your programme from the welcome events timetable on the University’s Welcome 2013 website at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/welcome/events/

If, for any reason, you have missed any of your meetings or activities then please contact:

For History degrees, Ancient and Medieval History, War Studies, African Studies and Anthropology: Mrs Margaret Egginton (m.j.egginton@bham.ac.uk): 0121 414 5752; room 304, 3rd floor of Arts Building.

For Ancient History; Archaeology and Ancient History; Archaeology and Anthropology; and Classical Literature and Civilisation: Mrs Sylvia Campbell (s.a.campbell@bham.ac.uk) 0121 414 5497; room 304, 3rd floor of Arts Building.

Skills for University

You will certainly find differences in the way that you study at university compared with your previous learning experiences.  These resources may be helpful as part of your preparation for university.

School of History and Cultures Website.

Advice from our graduates