Studying History at Loughborough helps you to interpret the past, understand the present and determine your own future.

Why choose History at Loughborough University?

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.

We're ranked 1st in the UK for Student Experience in History (Guardian University Guide 2020)
We're ranked 1st in the UK for graduate Positive Destinations in History (DLHE 2017)

Our history courses are taught by experts

The historians at Loughborough play an active role in helping shape the academic and practical world with their research and expertise. This includes work with the Department for Education, the British Library, the Institute for Education and overseeing the pedagogical development of UK History degrees.

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.

You have 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

We are 1st in the UK for Positive Destinations amongst History graduates (DLHE 2017). 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