Welcome to the History department

Why study History?

History helps you discover our modern world by discovering how societies have evolved.

History helps you develop critical skills: to look beyond the headlines and biased opinions and seek a balanced answer.

History trains your mind and teaches you how to think and process information.

History teaches you to express yourself clearly.

History students are rounded individuals who develop an understanding of both past and present.

History helps you make sense of most other subjects.

A lack of historical knowledge prevents people from truly understanding the world they live in.

History makes you appreciate that people in the past were not just ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but motivated in complex and inconsistent ways, just like us.

History provides you with great and flexible skills which employers are looking for.

History is fun – it has good stories and is a form of time travel in your mind.