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9 reasons to study History at Warwick

Student Community


The Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK with approximately 1,000 undergraduate students and approximately 100 postgraduate students, contributing to a dynamic and vibrant student community.

Range of Expertise


The Department's teaching and research are exceptionally wide-ranging, covering the entire globe and spanning from the Late Medieval to the present day. The expertise of the academic staff ensures that teaching is both cutting-edge and research-led.

World Ranking

QD World University Rankings

The Department was ranked 22nd in the world and 6th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings 2016, an annual international ranking based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact.

University Guide

Complete University Guide

The Department was ranked 5th in the UK overall and 3rd in the UK for Graduate Prospects in the 2016 Complete University Guide, an annually published independent guide for prospective undergraduate applicants.

Venice Programme

Undergraduate History students have the choice to spend the Autumn term of their third year in Venice studying the History of Venice in the Renaissance, based at Warwick University's 15th Century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava.

Innovative Programme

Study Group

The Department's innovative MA courses provide postgraduate taught students with a challenging and intellectually stimulating syllabus that broadens and deepens students' understanding, whilst allowing them to focus on their chosen area of expertise.

Public Engagement

Public Engagement

Academic staff in the Department utilise their internationally renowned scholarship to engage with and inform current social, cultural, political, and economic issues, collaborating with journalists, policy makers, and public body officials.

Research Excellence

REF 2014

The Department was ranked 1st in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (the system for assessing the quality of research in the UK's HE institutions) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department.



The University campus is 750 acres of world-class academic departments, serene lakes and leafy woodland. Warwick provides a brilliant social, sports and arts scene for its members and visitors, and the campus is a diverse and exciting community in its own right.