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.
History in the News
EHU Insight on The Conversation
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
Open Days and Virtual Events
If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is to see our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.
While you are currently unable to visit the campus, we want to make sure that you are still able to discover everything we have to offer and get answers to all of your questions.
Our June 2020 open day is going virtual, offering you the chance to find out more about history and the University through a week of online activities.
We are continuing to take bookings for subsequent open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.