Our expertise ranges across all periods and many countries. We have a special focus on Britain, Europe and China as well as strong expertise in Africa, India, and Russia.

We are ranked 4th among history departments in the UK for the quality of our research according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

  • 82% of our overall research activity was recognised as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent’ 
  • 100% of our research environment was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 80% of our research in history has also been judged to have ‘outstanding’ or 'very considerable' impact