History

Courses

History student Ben White stands in Hale Hall in the Main Building holding three books.

Ready to gain real-world experience and skills to inspire people with History today? At Edge Hill, our unique work-placement module is the centre piece of a degree that provides you with carefully structured training in historical knowledge and skills, from the Crusades to digital media history, opening up a world of future careers.

History at Edge Hill gives you real-world experience and skills to inspire people in the present, whether that’s working on a gallery exhibition or designing digital history content. If you’re excited about a future in history and want to find out how it applies to big issues facing society today, you’ll fit right in at Edge Hill.

We are 5th in the UK for overall satisfaction in History (National Student Survey, 2021). Your lecturers use their specialist research on the history of racism, crime, politics, popular culture, and religion throughout the course. You will explore topics such as the Crusades, 19th century crime and punishment, the fall of the British Empire, and civil rights in America. You won’t just learn about History though. You’ll have the opportunity to put your skills to work on a placement, and link what you’ve studied to current events. You’ll discover how your knowledge of history can help you contribute to solving issues we face today.

All this means that history at Edge Hill gives you the skills to change your life and the lives of people around you. You’ll come away with a broad understanding of the world, confident in your abilities and able to make the most of the opportunities that come your way. Past students have gone on to exciting careers as museum curators, teachers, radio broadcasters, and journalists.

  • With placement options and practical projects throughout your degree, you’ll develop real-world skills preparing you for a range of careers from museum curator to journalist, teacher, solicitor and civil servant.
  • Thanks to our high levels of tutor support and engaging content, our history course is 5th in the UK, and 1st in the North West, for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey, 2021.
  • Our lecturers are hugely experienced in their subject, from the Crusades to digital media history. You’ll discover more about their research throughout your degree.

Courses

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Education and History BA (Hons) X1V1
English Literature and History BA (Hons) QV3D
History BA (Hons) V101
History & Politics BA (Hons) VL12

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Facilities

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.

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External View

Classrooms

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 to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including history, through a series of online activities.

Book your place at an open day

View our virtual open day pages