History is about more than just sitting in the lecture theatre or seminar room. At Plymouth we believe students need to get out into the field to experience and engage with a wide variety of different types of historical sites ranging from museums to stately homes, to battleships and Cornish mines. Every student will have the opportunity to take part in a range of local, national and international trips during their degree
London field trip
History students on a field trip to London visit the Cutty Sark
BA (Hons) History students on a day trip to Saltram house
Local field trips
Throughout the year history staff lead a range of day field trips to sites connected to modules. These include visits to local stately homes such as Saltram House and Powderham Castle. We also get out and about around Plymouth and visit sites such as Sutton Harbour, the Synagogue, Mount Edgecumbe, Bere Ferrers, the Hoe and Barbican. Going further afield we have visited Britannia Royal Naval College and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with some of our naval history modules. In the coming year we are planning some new trip to venues such as the Tank Museum in Bovington for our World War II module Dunkirk to D-Day. There are no charges for students on day trips – all transport and admissions are paid for.