History at Leicester

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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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NEW: Graduate Research Assistantship in Sociology & History

‘Deportation & Detention in Comparative Historical Perspective – full details here

Holocaust Awareness Series

We are pleased to announce the following event as part of our Holocaust Awareness Week. Details are below

Wednesday May 13th (7pm in Fraser Noble Main Hall) - "Belsen 1945" - An event to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

The Full Programme can be found here

NEW: AHRC Fully Funded Doctoral Studentships in History

The School of History is now advertising three new fully funded Postgraduate Studentships and would like to hear from potential students interested in working with major partners (the British Library and the National Maritime Museum) on these exciting projects. Full details can be found on the CDP page.

Holy War Lecture

The School of History is pleased to announce a lecture by visiting scholar Professor Philippe Buc of the University of Vienna entitled 'Theology, Holy War and History in the West from the European Middle Ages to the Recent Past'. The event is open to all and further details can be found here

CArchipelago Conference

Carceral Archipelago Conference 13-16 September draft programme now available. Further information including a draft programme is now available

Conference: Mortality, Care and Military Welfare during the British Civil Wars

This exciting international conference organised by the University of Leicester’s Centre for English Local History will celebrate the opening of the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire, on 7-8 August 2015.


Civil War Conference