Why study History at the University of Hertfordshire?

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The University of Hertfordshire is a unique place to study history, tapping into exciting new research and fascinating projects which are shaping the way the world sees its past.

Our tuition is first-class too. In the 2015 National Student Survey, 100% of students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things and 94% believed staff had made the subject interesting.

Learn at the cutting-edge of history research

You will be taught by experts at the forefront of their fields, getting involved in projects by helping conduct research at local archives and museums.

Our lecturers are active researchers, writing books and appearing in TV and radio documentaries, and we design our modules to include exciting new research and debates.

You will also gain innovative training in how the internet has transformed the way we study history.

Our major digital history projects, Old Bailey Online and Connected Histories have changed the landscape of historical research, and we're ambitious to do more.

Work on community history projects

Our modules in heritage and public history help you develop real-world applications for your expertise.

Some are only available on the public history pathway, but all students can take the Making Histories module, offering at least two placements in local archives, museums and heritage projects and giving you the opportunity to produce a long-lasting public project, such as a website or archive catalogue.

Become part of a scholarly community

We are a friendly community with an open-door policy, so you will quickly get to know our students and lecturers. We welcome part-time and mature students, helping everyone achieve their potential.

Each year, we hold a residential weekend in Windsor Great Park, where staff and students hear research papers by guest speakers and each other and take part in debates and workshops. We find that our students really enjoy this opportunity to learn and debate history in an intensive but sociable way in a beautiful setting.