History with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Become part of an enthusiastic group of active world-leading researchers whose work was ranked in the 2013 UK Research Excellence Framework as being of international calibre (60 per cent at 4*/3*). Our innovative research inspires dynamic, inspirational and highly-rated courses at all levels: BA single and joint honours, taught and research-based postgraduate programmes.

Take advantage of scholarships, world-class resources, international exchanges, and much more by undertaking a history course with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts. 

Over 300 students from across the UK and the world study history at the University of Plymouth each year.

History research with the Arts Institute

Learn more about our internationally, nationally and locally recognised research. We have a vibrant research community with cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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Featured course: MA History

While learning traditional historical skills, you’ll also receive the best preparation to stand out from the crowd and thrive in future employment

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Opportunities in history with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Gain valuable insights and experience volunteering and working with locally-based opportunities.

Learn while working alongside professionals by volunteering or interning at one of the many historical sites around the region.

Cornerstone Heritage

Cornerstone Heritage is an interdisciplinary research initiative that brings together staff from across the University of Plymouth working in the field of heritage (or how we live with the past today).

Find out more about Cornerstone Heritage

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