Why study History at Leicester?
The School of Historical Studies has an outstanding reputation for teaching and research across a wide geographical and chronological range. As one of the largest history departments in the UK, we offer a choice of periods and subjects from the 5th century to the contemporary world; from English local history to globalisation. Whatever aspect of history interests you, you will be able to construct a programme of study to match your intellectual interests and capture your imagination.
We have all chosen History because we know that the past forms our world. A History degree also cultivates a range of personal and technical skills that are widely applicable and highly valued by employers – notably self-reliance, enterprise, communication skills, critical judgement and the ability to evaluate and interpret complex, diverse and sometimes contradictory data. History graduates learn to work individually and as part of a group, they are also IT literate. Additionally, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies has a Resource Room which is run by student volunteers.
History graduates are highly skilled and readily employable. A history degree provides everyone with high-level skills necessary for success in whichever sector of employment they join. Recent history graduates have gone into fields as diverse as law, accountancy, journalism, the civil service, the police, teaching, academia, banking and retail. Many of our students take postgraduate degrees in History and in related subjects such as Museum Studies, Archives and Information Management, Heritage Management, or Teacher Training.
There are no part time or Distance Learning courses available.
National Student Survey Ranking: 91% of our students are satisfied with their course
2008 RAE Research Rating: 50% of research designated world leading and international excellent, 90% judged to be internationally significant