History has been taught at Manchester at degree level since the Victorian era, and we are proud of our influence on the way the subject is understood and taught.

Today we are a large and thriving department.

We have about 800 undergraduates studying with us each year and we offer a range of historical teaching and research, from late antiquity to the modern-day, the quality of which is widely recognized.

The University is also home to one of the largest concentrations of historians in Britain.

Our department alone has more than 30 academic staff, and historians can also be found in other areas of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC), and in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Our well-established areas of research expertise include modern British and European cultural history, economic and social history from the later Middle Ages to the 20th century and the interdisciplinary study of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.  

Yet we are always looking to develop new concentrations of research and teaching, most recently in the cultural history of modern war, the history of migration, the social and cultural history of modern cities, and South Asian studies.