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 (NSS).

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.

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

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Study



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2 ESRC Fully Funded MSc + PhD Studentships

For entry in October 2018 the Midlands Graduate School is delighted to announce that they are offering a number of Collaborative and Joint Studentships opportunities. Applications now open.

The History of the Howard League Penal Reform 1866-1948 (Supervised by Prof Clare Anderson)

Deadline: Monday 19 February 11:59pm

Poverty, Work and Punishment: Vagrancy Across the Midlands, 1834 to 1930 (Supervised by Prof Steven King)

Deadline: Tuesday 20 February 2018

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

As part of the Midlands Graduate School, History at Leicester is eligible to host ESRC Postdoctoral Fellows in its Economic and Social History pathway starting in autumn 2018. Find out more

Deadline: 23rd March 2018

Internship at Lamport Hall

This internship has been created by the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust to assist a student at the University of Leicester reading for one of the MA programmes offered by the Department of History both financially and to give them experience working in an historic house on a country estate.

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Deadline:31st March 2018

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Masters Excellence Scholarships

The Masters Excellence Studentships are available to new UK/EU applicants registering for a full- or part-time, campus-based Masters degree in our College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities starting in the 2017-18 academic year. Four nine-month Masters Excellence studentships are available, each providing a full fee waiver. The deadline for applications is 28 May 2018.

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