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Department of History

About Us

The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK. Forty-three full-time academic staff engage in teaching and research notable for its disciplinary range and geographical scope.

The Department has a strong international reputation and high rankings in university guides and surveys, and was ranked first in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department.

Undergraduate Study

We have a population of approximately 1,000 undergraduate students. Half of the Department's students are enrolled on the single-honours History course and the other half of the Department's students are enrolled on various joint-honours and interdisciplinary degrees.

If you are interested in applying for a place on one of our undergraduate courses, please see both our 9 Reasons to Study History at Warwick and our Information for Prospective Undergraduate Students.

Postgraduate Study

We have a population of approximately 100 postgraduate students, on both our postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses.

If you are interested in applying for a place on one of our postgraduate courses, please see both our 9 Reasons to Study History at Warwick and our Information for Prospective Postgraduate Students.

Research

The Department has been awarded £5.1m in research grants and contracts in the past five years, for a wide variety of projects, networks, conferences, and fellowships.

The Department is home to the Centre for the History of Medicine, the Early Modern Forum, the Eighteenth Century Centre, the European History Research Centre, and the Global History and Culture Centre. The Department also has close connections with the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance and the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies.