In 2016 our History programme was ranked top in the North-West and eighth in the whole of the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016). Our students also ranked us top in the North-West for Teaching, Academic Support and Personal Development. In the most recent national research evaluation, over 50% of our research was judged to be either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. For ‘research intensity’, we are ranked in the top 35 History teams in the country (REF2014).
The focus of our research and teaching is late modern History, though our team’s expertise stretches from the medieval Mediterranean to the contemporary United States. The UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Higher Education Academy, and the British Academy, among others, have funded research at Edge Hill into subjects that range from the Presidency of Barack Obama to the First World War in the Middle East.