Why Study With Us?

University of Leicester 4th overall in the 2012 National Student Survey. 91% of students in History satisfied with their course.

Over 35 full time academic staff who teach and research across an exceptionally wide range: Britain, Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia, from the medieval to modern periods.

RAE 2008 rated 90% of our research internationally significant, and 50% world leading and internationally excellent.

Awarded £3.9m in new research grants in the past 5 years, placing us 4th nationally for research income in the UK.

Over 700 undergraduate students currently enrolled on our single and joint honours degree programmes, including 40 study abroad and Erasmus students.

Over 100 postgraduate students currently registered on our MA and MPhil/ PhD programmes. Just over 10% of our postgrads are EU/international students.

Two School-based research centres - English Local History and Urban History - and co-involvement in five more: Centre for American Studies, Centre for Medical Humanities, Medieval Research Centre and Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Staff edit leading academic journals: Family & Community History, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Urban History.

Vibrant postdoctoral community, including in recent years Leverhulme, British Academy and Wellcome Trust funded fellows, research grant funded researchers, and teaching fellows.

83.4% of our graduates went into paid work or further study, according to the most recent Graduate Destinations Survey, our best ever result.

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