A tutor has a one-to-one discussion with a student.

Focusing on modern history across the globe, our History degrees place contemporary society into perspective by highlighting a period of discovery, change and conflict that continues to shape and inform the present day.

Principally exploring the history of Britain, Europe, the USA and Asia, you will examine a range of political systems, cultures and geographical locations from the late eighteenth to the early twenty-first centuries, with opportunities to specialise in topics from European migration to US foreign policy.

A student-centred culture and world-leading research (REF 2014) underpin the learning experience, with the option to study History as a Single Honours degree or in combination with Education, English Literature or Politics.

Student Views

History in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation


A student works on a Macbook while sat outside the Hub.The Department of English, History and Creative Writing is based in the Main Building at the centre of the campus, near the £26m Catalyst building which includes the University library.

A prime example of 1930s architecture, the Main Building has undergone extensive refurbishment to combine a traditional setting with modern facilities, including the £15m Student Hub.

The building includes lecture theatres, seminar and tutorial rooms, which are ideal for group discussions and one-to-one tuition, as well as IT resources and social learning spaces.

Main Building 360 Virtual Tour

External View


The Hub

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her family consult a printed guide during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about history and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

Book your place at our virtual open day

Book your place on a campus tour