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 choose 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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Understanding ‘The New Cold War’

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
School of Psychology and Humanities

Philip is UoA28 History REF2029 Research Lead and Member of the University REF2029 Organisational Group. He is also a Research Degrees Tutor in the School of Psychology and Humanities, Research Member of the Institute for the Study of the Asia-Pacific and Journal Editor for Asia-…

Dr Jonathan Colman
Senior Lecturer in International History
School of Psychology and Humanities

Jonathan teaches the history of British, American and Soviet foreign policies. His latest research monograph explores the career of Sir Frank Kenyon Roberts, a diplomat of Lancastrian origins who was one of the founders of Britain’s Cold War in the 1940s and who worked closely wi…