Our expertise range across all periods and many countries, spanning medieval, early modern and modern history. We have a particular focus on Britain, Europe and China, while also maintaining an interest in East Asia, Africa, India, the Americas, and the Islamic world.
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
Many of our research outputs derive from our internationally recognised history research centres, institutes and clusters.
Our research influences and engages with the wider community, in Manchester and beyond, in many ways.
We are one of the largest history departments in the UK, with leading scholars involved in a variety of innovative historical research areas.