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 and continued to expand, both in terms of numbers of students and scope. The History Deparment now also offers programmes in Politics and Global History as well as Global Studies. 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, as well as a strong profile in Politics and International Relations. Find out more about research in History.
Quality & Satisfaction
In the Guardian University Guide 2016, the History programme was one of the highest scoring odf all institutions, with more than 94% of students expressing satisfaction with the quality of the courses.