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Why Study History at Lancaster?
The Department provides a curriculum of great breadth and diversity, covering a wide range of chronological periods and geographical areas. It encompasses distinctive interests like the history of science, technology and medicine, social history, visual culture, institutional politics, right wing political movements and the history of popular culture.
Among the distinctive features of studying history at Lancaster University are:
We offer programmes in History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies. You can also combine History with other subjects: English Literature, Politics, Philosophy, International Relations, Religious Studies, Music, French, German or Spanish. You can also include a year spent abroad or study part-time. Find out more about our degrees
A wide range of courses exists in this and other departments to enable you to construct an intellectually-coherent and challenging scheme of study. This is a great way of maintaining an interest in a subject you've studied before, or just trying something new. Our courses are also designed to equip you with a range of special skills as you make your way through our degree programmes.
Our range of specialised courses allows you to concentrate on specific areas in medieval, early- modern and modern/contemporary history. You can also research topics in depth with our dissertation module and ‘special subjects’.
Combined degrees, and minor courses, encourage you to explore links between history and other subjects, such as literature, economics, religion or science.
Quality of Teaching
Most teaching in our department is in small group tutorials or seminars, backed up by lectures, most of them held weekly. Lectures introduce key historical questions, discuss historians’ different approaches to these questions, and the ways in which they have used evidence to support their arguments. Discussion, group work and the joint investigation of prepared topics give you the opportunity to think and talk through an issue, and to explore your own and others' arguments.
Every course also has a dedicated website as part of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. This is used for posting resources such as bibliographies, documents and images, but it also allows you to communicate with other students in the group, facilitating discussion and the sharing of ideas and information.
You will have exclusive access to an expanding wide range of both library and specialised digital resources to which the university subscribes. These have revolutionised both the teaching and researching of the subject. Not only are study rooms on campus networked but you can access these resources from anywhere in the world, with your own unique username and password. Our resources include online access to academic journals and online databases; historical collections; newspapers archives; and a wide selection of multimedia resources.
Your studies of history should enable you to develop the skills listed below. You may wish to draw attention to them later when applying for jobs, and to consider them in the light of your Personal Development Plan.
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