Our courses cover almost all of human history, including British, European, American, Asian and African history, and range from the classical era (Greece and Rome), through the medieval and modern periods, to the late 20th century.
At Manchester, we are proud of our long tradition of developing the way that history is taught, approaches which have since been copied by universities around the world.
Ranked in the top ten UK history departments in the QS World University Rankings 2016, we have a global reputation with over 30 full-time academic staff.
Explore our History degree courses, master's degrees and PhD programmes.
Explore a wealth of archives, libraries, museums and other research institutions in Manchester and beyond.
Why study here?
Learn about what makes Manchester a special place to study history. Read about our subject specialisms, course content, extracurricular activities and access to cultural institutions.
Careers and employability
A history degree from the University of Manchester helps to put you on the path of career success.
Student societies and groups
We can provide you with lots of opportunities for extra curricular activities through our history focused societies and groups.
We caught up with some of our History alumni to find out how their studies prepared them for professional life, both in and out of the historical sector.