History at Leeds

Studying History at Leeds provides an excellent foundation for the future. Our History programmes cover an exceptional chronological, geographical and thematic range; from the earliest medieval times to the present day; from Britain, Europe and Russia, to America, Asia and Africa; from international, political, diplomatic and military history, to cultural, social, intellectual and religious history. Our students can choose from a dazzling array of modules and have extensive opportunities to develop their own areas of historical expertise.

Our internationally-renowned academic staff are working at the cutting-edge of historical research and are dedicated to providing our students with a challenging, inspiring and rewarding curriculum. Our skills training and extensive co-curricular opportunities combine to ensure you become an outstanding graduate, primed for the intellectual, cultural and professional challenges ahead.


We offer two single honours courses:

  • BA History This prestigious course allows you to explore a huge range of issues and themes, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 21st century and spanning across the globe.
  • BA International History and Politics This unique degree focuses on the modern and contemporary history of world affairs from the late nineteenth century to today, covering themes such as diplomacy, security, intelligence and international organisations.

In a Joint Honours programme you concentrate on two subjects. We offer History with 25 different subjects. Popular combinations include BA Ancient History and History, BA English and History, BA Economics and History, BA History and Spanish, and BA History and Sociology.

Find out more

Download our undergraduate brochure.

Our History at Leeds bookshelf on Pinterest has a selection of books written and edited by our historians.

We encourage you to come and visit the campus to help you decide if the University of Leeds is right for you.

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If you are thinking of applying to us and have any questions, please contact us via our enquiry form and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

For 2018 entry:

View the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Admissions Policy for 2018 entry.

View additional School of History admissions information for 2018 entry.

For 2019 entry:

View the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Admissions Policy for 2019 entry.