Studying History at Loughborough helps you to interpret the past, understand the present and determine your own future. Our History courses explore the motivations of people in the past, and the causes and legacies of key events. They allow you to understand why political, economic, social and cultural change happens and illuminate the ways that historians disagree over these trends.

Why choose History at Loughborough University?

We are 2nd in the UK for Student Experience in History (Times Good University Guide 2018) and 100% of our recent History graduates are in work or further study (DLHE 2016).

We only have three history courses, but we think they're brilliant

You'll have the opportunity to go on a placement year or study abroad for a year

We encourage and support students who wish to undertake a year-long work placement during their degree. You will also have an opportunity to spend your third year (or a single semester of your degree) abroad by securing paid work teaching English to school children or studying at a European university. You can study abroad in a European language, but it is also possible to go to an English-speaking university either in Europe or elsewhere, for example in the USA or Australia.

...and you'll get the opportunity to learn a new language

There are options including French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, to suit all levels of ability.

Our graduates boast an impressive employment rate

100% of recent History graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our graduates undertake a wide variety of careers in the private and public sectors, at home and abroad, in marketing, management, financial services, advertising, the armed forces, journalism, publishing, teaching and politics.

You'll have access to facilities across campus