History was the first subject offered as a main subject in an Honours degree programme in 1976. Each year since then History has proven highly successful, boasting a large number of undergraduate students.
Photo: medieval Cheney Court in central Winchester
The History Department offers an MA in History, and we have a large and dynamic community of MPhil and PhD students. Our academics can supervise a wide range of topics, ranging from the Anglo-Saxon period to modern times.
Photo: World War II concentration camp gate
Research in History is of international importance and renown. Our academics have research specialisms ranging from the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods to the Holocaust and Colonialism, from gender to warfare. Find out more about research in History.
Quality & Satisfaction
In the Guardian University Guide 2015, the History programme was one of the highest scoring institurions, with 100% of students expressing satisfaction with the quality of the teaching.