History at Leicester

  • Town Centre
  • Belvoir Castle
  • Guildhall
  • Harborough Church & School
  • War Memorial
  • Vaughan Porch
  • King Richard III

We have a wide range of study opportunities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have an excellent reputation for teaching and our dedication to providing an exceptional student experience can be seen through our consistently strong performance in the National Student Survey.

The expertise of our staff is highlighted by our strong publication record and reputation for research of outstanding quality, work editing leading academic journals and recent grant successes. Our research centres are internationally-known and we maintain an active research community across the School.

Studying for a History degree at Leicester, you will learn from the leading academics in their field, thus ensuring you take a course that is both challenging and rewarding, which is taught in a vibrant and friendly environment.

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Russian Refugees, Humanitarianism and Human Rights in Interwar Europe

As part of Holocaust Awareness Week 2016, the Stanley Burton Centre is holding a public lecture on Tuesday 9 February at 6pm entitled 'Russian Refugees, Humanitarianism and Human Rights in Interwar Europe'. The event is free of charge and is being held at the Attenborough Basement Lecture Theatre 1 (ATT LT1).

Further information can be found here.

British Library project awarded new accolade

British Library project awarded new accolade

A digital project that showcases the lives of remarkable British scientists has won a second prestigious accolade.

‘Voices of Science’, created by a team including Dr Sally Horrocks from the School of History has been awarded the Ayrton Prize, after a vote by members of the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS). This new prize, being awarded for the first time recognises outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine. More information on this award can be found here.