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.
Gain professional experience in the heritage sector as part of our Master’s degree.
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're ranked 17th for the significance, rigour and originality of our research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Pursue original research, supervised by leading historians with expertise in a broad chronological, geographical and thematic range, spanning the medieval to the modern period across the globe.
MA History Open Day Talk
Find out more about our new MA History in this open day talk. Professor Keir Waddington introduces the history department including teaching expertise and research themes, while Dr James Ryan expands on the content of our MA and the features that make it distinctive.
History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University
Find out more about studying with us at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion.
Dr Jenny Benham and Charlotte Willis talk about the importance of learning about other cultures and societies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our widely-respected practical degrees deliver the training, skills and knowledge to help you make your mark within the heritage sector, plus the employability skills to carve out your career in related sectors.
Be part of a thriving postgraduate community in a university known internationally for outstanding research and teaching.