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Undergraduate History

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

100% of our history students are are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes data released 2023 from 2020/21 graduates).

We’re 1st in the North West for learning resources (National Student Survey 2023 – 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

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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.

Our 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.