This programme offers enormous choice as well as the highest quality. You choose courses from a wide range, including Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Economic and Social History, as well as in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. You can either specialise in particular areas or follow a range of interests. The final year offers a choice of specialised study of topics including British, European, American, African and Asian history at different periods, and a 12000-word thesis. 'History at Manchester provided me with constant support. Alongside the huge range of topics to study and the extra-curricular activities the department offers, history at Manchester offers a real sense of community between undergraduates, postgraduates, and lecturers, and has provided me with constant support and guidance through my studies and life in Manchester.' Zoe Strzelecki, History alumna and former editor of 'Manchester Historian', the newspaper established and run by Manchester's History students. Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. **Aims** - The University of Manchester is home to one of the largest concentrations of historians in Britain. Our History Honours programme enables students to explore human communities and their histories over a greater time span and from a greater variety of perspectives than in most other universities. - You can study many different types of history, including women's history and gender history, cultural history, the history of war, political, social and economic history, the history of religion, of science, of ideas, along with many other approaches. In Years 1 and 2, you can also take course units in other disciplines, including languages, the humanities and the social sciences. There are also opportunities for you to spend part of your degree studying abroad. - In your final year, you may specialise in the periods and subjects that you have found most interesting. The culmination of your degree is writing your own personal work of history in your final-year thesis. - Students interact daily in lectures, seminars and one-to-one meetings with Faculty who are both dedicated teachers and world-leading experts in their fields. The Programme aims to develop a range of essential and transferable skills. By writing essays, projects and dissertations, students develop their ability to write, present and discuss complex ideas and arguments. By engaging with an exciting and demanding course students also develop habits of self-management, independence and collaborative work. **Special Features** Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).