University of Exeter History

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University of Exeter History

The Department of History is a positive and dynamic arena for research and teaching in History. Part of the College of Humanities, we carry out research and teaching at the University’s Streatham Campus in Exeter and the Penryn Campus in Cornwall. We have expertise in political, economic, social, cultural, religious, medical, environmental, maritime, naval, military and diplomatic history and range in time from the early medieval period to the late 20th century. We have particular strengths in the history of Britain and continental Europe, but also focus on the history of the United States, Latin America, India and Africa.

  • Ranked top 5 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and Complete University Guide 2018
  • Top 100 worldwide for History (QS World University Rankings 2017)
  • 8th in the UK for world-leading research1
  • 96% satisfied with teaching quality in the National Student Survey 20162
  • Wide breadth of academic expertise in diverse historical periods and geographical regions
  • Online materials to support flexible learning
  • Innovative degrees at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall

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Excellent teaching

  • We offer high quality, modern and innovative programmes drawing on research-led teaching
  • Our extensive expertise across a wide range of time periods, themes and geographical areas provides students with considerable choice and flexibility
  • Our degree programmes focus strongly on the development of transferable skills and our History graduates are rightly sought after by employers.
  • Undergraduate students have the opportunity to study abroad and those in Cornwall can undertake public history work experience in museums and heritage organisations
  • We encourage part-time students and offer online module materials to support flexible learning patterns.