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Undergraduate History

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.

Develop real-world skills and prepare for a range of careers from museum curator to journalist, teacher or solicitor.

We’re 1st in the North West for learning community (National Student Survey 2022 – History).

We're Top 10 in the UK for student experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 - History).

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Discover History at Edge Hill University

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.
Ben White

It was fascinating to get first-hand experience of local history in the North West and feel connected to the community.

Ben White

BA (Hons) History

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BA (Hons) English Literature and History student Sadiya Mansur leaning on the glass bannister in the Hub. There is a purple ambient glow in the background.

There has always been an opportunity to give feedback on individual classes as well as the course, allowing for change and for everyone's opinion to be valued.

Sadiya Mansur

BA (Hons) English Literature and History

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BA (Hons) History alumni student, Libby Riley

Many of the topics in each module go beyond large-scale events to include social and cultural history, or what was happening amongst the ordinary people at the time.

Libby Riley

BA (Hons) History

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Lewis Melville holding BA (Hons) History & Politics graduation certificate.

Edge Hill has provided me with lots of real world experiences such as submitting Select Committee Reports that are now published in the House of Commons, and the interviews and conferences that I am able to be a part of.

Lewis Melville

BA (Hons) History & Politics

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History students are based in the Geosciences building. The contemporary facilities combine with a friendly and supportive learning environment to ensure that your studies are a rich and rewarding experience.

The Geosciences building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. There is also a large social area which encourages a more informal and interactive style of learning.


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Open days are suitable whether you are looking to study an undergraduate programme or postgraduate course. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to see our beautiful campus.

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