Are you interested in issues around the state of the world and the human condition? Are you intrigued by how studying the past can influence society today? With UCLan you can bring history to life and develop a practical understanding of the issues from our past and how these can affect our future.

You can choose to study our History course or you can combine history with another subject from the humanities to build the degree that perfectly suits you. 

In our History course you will explore various periods of history including modern British and World History.

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Why study with us

  • Many of our graduates have gone on to successful careers in advertising, the civil service, film and television, journalism, law, marketing and management.
  • You can expand your international history studies with the opportunity to spend some time studying abroad and the option to learn another language.

  • You can undertake a work placement with host organisations, such as Lancashire Archives, the People’s History Museum and the Lancashire Museum Service.
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Careers in history

The focus on transferable skills will enable you to prepare for a wide range of careers. You will gain confidence and the ability to work in a variety of professions such as teaching, heritage and conservation.

Future careers in history:

  • Academic Researcher
  • Archivist
  • Heritage Manager
  • Civil Service Fast Streamer
  • Government Social Research Officer
  • Policy Officer
  • Conservation Officer

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Meet the team

Dr Philip Constable
Senior Lecturer in History
Dr Jonathan Colman
Senior Lecturer in International History
Dr Keith Vernon
Principal Lecturer in History
Dr Máirtín Ó Catháin
Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish History
Professor Nick Mansfield
Professor of History
Dr Clare Copley
Lecturer in Modern European History