Explore the social, political and cultural character of the past with the renowned History degree at UEA. Examine historical shifts and transitions, how these have been constructed, represented and remembered, and how they shape life today. This course is ideal for those who believe – as we do – that history is an argument without end. The degree will prepare you to go into a huge range of professions including law, finance, teaching, the civil service, local government, and the heritage and tourism sector. Alternatively you can continue your studies with an MA, PHD or even a career in academia. You’ll explore how knowledge is constructed and manipulated, discovering how to analyse existing interpretations and arguments, and how to develop, communicate and defend arguments of your own. You will learn how to argue clearly and persuasively, analyse complex texts, and make well-informed decisions based on evidence and sources. You’ll be able to identify problems and discuss them productively, as well as listen, communicate, understand and persuade. These skills build confidence and authority, and are highly valued by employers. You will be taught by experienced and internationally-renowned academics; our modules are inspired by their research interests and expertise, which means that you will always be at the forefront of the historical debate. Our course offers remarkable breadth and variety. We have one of the highest concentrations of eminent historians outside of Oxford, Cambridge and London, specialising in subjects such as British, European, Russian and Soviet history, the Atlantic world, the Middle East and landscape history. Right from the start, you will build a solid foundation in the main periods in British and European history, from the High Middle Ages to the 20th century. In the second and third years, you’ll tailor your learning to your interests choosing from a broad range of optional modules. Throughout your studies you will hone your skills as a historian through small group seminars, lectures, your own study, and regular meetings with a member of academic staff. You will get the chance to engage with primary historical sources. You might read the first-ever work written by a Christian woman, examine a contemporary engraving of a mass execution inflicted during the 1630s, or consider the social and political power of music by African American jazz musicians in the 1930s. Some of our modules also offer exciting extended field trips. You can also study abroad in your second year, learn a new language, or broaden your studies by taking selected modules from outside the School of History.