History at Hertfordshire means exploring everything from war and witchcraft to propaganda and popular protest. It’s a fascinating journey examining the impact of world-changing events on people’s everyday lives. Together, we’ll delve into faith, freedom, migration and identity, discovering how the modern world was made.
You can study History as a single honours or as part of a combined undergraduate degree.
You can also continue your studies in this fascinating subject area at postgraduate level. The department offers a stimulating environment for research and taught postgraduate programmes, with supervision by some of the major players in the fields of British and European history.
Our teaching team
The academics within the History department are experts in their field and pride themselves on research-led teaching, ensuring you graduate with the knowledge you need to succeed through the most innovative and engaging methods. They regularly conduct their own research and projects in their areas of expertise.
Our research interests are wide, but cluster in four broad groups:
- English society in the long 18th century
- regional society and cultures
- contemporary world history
- public and digital history
You will be treated as a fellow researcher in our lively community, as you will be encouraged to think creatively, work collaboratively and become a confident, professional analyst of history, culture and the world around you. You will have opportunities to take part in research, work with local museums, contribute to Heritage Hub and conduct oral history.