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Why study with us

Curious about the human experience across millennia and cultures, we are seeking to better understand our past to illuminate our present and improve our future. We are an inquisitive academic community, passionate about the study of the past and beliefs from prehistoric times to contemporary societies.

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After graduation

95% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

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Our research

Placed in the top 20 for research power in History (REF 2021).

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We're experts

You'll be taught by internationally respected and research-active experts.

Courses

Entry year

English Literature and History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The joint honours degree in English Literature and History provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Investigate past worlds and expand your understanding of historical change, with a degree spanning from the medieval to modern worlds, with exceptional depth on Britain, Europe, Russia, the US, China, and India.

History and Economics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Investigate past worlds and expand your understanding of historical change, together with a thorough understanding of economic analysis.

Politics and Modern History (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

Investigate past worlds and expand your understanding of historical change. Address a range of questions that are critical to our understanding of the contemporary world.

Our talks and videos

Studying history at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate history courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

Studying ancient history at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate ancient history courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

Since filming, we’ve made some changes to joint honours programmes. Please visit our course listings for current options.

History and ancient history at Cardiff University

Hear from academics and students about what it is like to study history and ancient history with us.

I really enjoyed the academic freedom of studying history. In the first year you are introduced to new and diverse historical areas. The academic staff are amazingly supportive. I felt valued and supported throughout my degree. The teaching standard is amazing, and I was able to really engage with each new subject I undertook.
Angharad Owen BA History

Learn more about us

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Wide choice of joint honours options

Choose to combine your studies with another subject, including with archaeology, religious studies or a wide range of modern languages.

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Study abroad

You can spend a year studying abroad as part of your degree, gaining valuable cultural experience and opportunities for travel.

There’s a welcoming environment that very much feels like a tight-knit community, one that has made my university experience one to remember. I was able to tailor my degree to fit my personal needs and interests, creating a unique programme that was right for me.
Gemma Hopley BA Ancient History