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Satisfy your curiosity about history and deepen your knowledge of the key concepts, all with the potential to explore heritage, community action and placement opportunities.

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Why study with us

Our expertise is rich, broad and international, spanning British, Welsh, European (including Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia), Asian, and North American histories. You’ll also have the opportunity to take your work directly to the public, and explore issues of engagement and educational co-production with the local community to demonstrate the importance of history in the wider community.


After graduation

92% of our master’s graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduation (HESA 2016/17).


Investigating past worlds, crossing continents

We are researching topics from the medieval to the modern period, from sexuality in the Middle Ages right through to Cold War Europe and slavery in North America.


Top 20 in the UK

We ranked 17th for the significance, rigour and originality of our research in the UK’s latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

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History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University

Find out more about studying with us at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion.

Our new Master’s degree explores topics more deeply across a range of periods and countries, offering exciting opportunities to undertake research and work with heritage partners.
Professor Keir Waddington Professor of History, Head of History

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Award-winning engagement

Our engagement projects are building positive links in communities, the heritage sector and schools through projects like SHARE with Schools. Recognised as a national beacon of excellence, the CAER Heritage Project has put the prehistoric story of Wales’ capital city and the Caerau and Ely communities on the map.

Take your interests to the next level

Our innovative MA History degree enables you to undertake a public engagement project with real-world impact, or conduct your own original research on a topic of your choice through the traditional dissertation route. Find out more about the impact of our research.

Postgraduate research

Make your original contribution to knowledge in a thriving, internationally renowned research community. We offer flexible PhD/MPhil pathways in History and Welsh History, and Ancient History. Learn more about our research themes.

Centrally located

Study in the heart of our leafy city centre campus at the John Percival Building, with easy access to the University’s magnificent Special Collections and Archives in the adjacent Arts and Social Sciences Library.

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A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

Funding your studies

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Next steps


View our History postgraduate taught course

Explore our course for 2021 entry.


View our History postgraduate research courses

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