History Research at Hertfordshire

REF 2014

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the most authoritative assessment of research quality in the UK, confirmed Hertfordshire’s reputation as one of the best history departments in the UK.

The History department at Hertfordshire was ranked 1st for the impact of its research with 100% of the submission being graded as 4 star.

The department was ranked 5th for the quality, and significance of its research in the REF.

A full 85% of the History department’s research was rated 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent'.

What makes us distinctive?

The History department at Hertfordshire has built an extraordinary range of links with communities outside academia, on a local, regional and international level.

Please explore this website, whether you are:

  • a scholar or heritage professional wanting to know the latest developments and cutting-edge methods in history.
  • a student looking to take a BA, MA by Research, PhD or Professional Doctorate in Heritage.
  • a business looking to turn history to your advantage.
  • a member of our local and regional communities wishing to get involved in our projects.

Who we are

Who we are

Find out more about the department, the staff, our research and postgraduate students...

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Major projects

Major projects

Take a look at some of our far-reaching and innovative projects...

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Research centres and initiatives

Research centres and initiatives

The history department is home to a cluster of research centres and initiatives...

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Study for a postgraduate degree

Study for a postgraduate degree

Hertfordshire offers world-class teaching and research opportunities to a vibrant community of graduate students from the UK and across the world...

Learn more about our postgraduate degrees
News and recent publications

News and recent publications

The History department has a vibrant research culture and its faculty members publish with some of the world’s leading journals and publishing houses....

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Contact History research

Contact History research

Find out more about History research at the University of Hertfordshire....

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