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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

98% 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

We're ranked in the top 20 for the significance, rigour and originality of our research (REF 2014: Ancient History 10th /History 17th).

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We're experts

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

Courses

Entry year

Ancient and Medieval History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

This integrated programme spans the Mediterranean and European worlds from the Bronze Age to the end of the medieval period.

Ancient History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Explore ancient civilizations over two millennia in a degree stretching far beyond Ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age to the rise of Islam (c. 1500 BCE to CE 800).

Ancient History and History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Ancient History and History BA (Joint Honours) allows you to study a broad span of history at undergraduate level.

Archaeology and Ancient History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The integrated BA in Archaeology and Ancient History provides the ideal opportunity for students to combine traditional academic study with the development of practical skills.

Archaeology and Ancient History (BA)

Part time, 6 years

The integrated BA in Archaeology and Ancient History provides the ideal opportunity for students to combine traditional academic study with the development of practical skills.

Archaeology and History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Archaeology and History BA (Joint Honours) offers students the opportunity to study History at higher education with an added element of experiential archaeological excavation.

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

Our rich and rewarding History degree gives you an insight into processes of change, from the ancient world through to the modern period.

History (BA)

Part time, 6 years

History at Cardiff is an exciting, cutting edge degree that teaches you to become an independent learner and researcher under the guidance of our approachable academic staff.

History and Economics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

History and Economics BA (Joint Honours) allows students to combine study of the past with mainstream economic theory and other optional modules.

Philosophy and History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

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

Politics and Modern History (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

History and Politics are a well established combination of subjects recognised to be complimentary.

Welsh and History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Within this degree scheme, students will have the opportunity to pair the popular and fascinating subject of History with the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

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.

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

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.

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

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Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

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How to apply

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Other subjects you might be interested in

Archaeology and conservation

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 fields.

Religious studies and theology

Explore the histories, cultures and beliefs of major and less well-known religious traditions, taking your pick of approaches with our richly rewarding degrees.


HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.