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

Ready to delve into the past and explore what it means for society today? At Edge Hill you’ll develop analytical skills, research specialist subjects, and apply your knowledge in practical projects and work placements.

Whether you want to carry on your research as an academic, or use your skills in something completely different, history gives you the confidence in your ability to succeed in your career.

Discoveries from the past can inspire people in the present, whether you’re working on a gallery exhibition or digital public history content. If you’re excited about history and want to find out how it applies to big issues facing society today, you’ll fit right in at Edge Hill.

Your lecturers use their specialist research throughout the course. Learn about American industrialists shaping US policy in WWII, or British criminal justice policy in the 20th century. You won’t just learn the theory 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 any opportunities that come your way. Past students have gone on to exciting careers as museum curators, 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, solicitor to civil servant.
  • Thanks to our high levels of tutor support and engaging course content, 93.7% of past students were satisfied with the learning opportunities in the 2020 National Student Survey.
  • Our lecturers are hugely experienced in their subject. They’re researching specialist areas, and you’ll discover more about their work throughout the course.


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

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 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