History matters: understanding our shared past is essential for making sense of the world around us, and for planning its future. Our wide-ranging undergraduate curriculum introduces you to a variety of topics and approaches, including social, political, religious and media history. Our modules focus on British and European history from the 16th century to modern times, but also reach out to the wider world. You’ll tackle exciting and challenging issues such as imperialism, slavery, warfare and the home front and the evolution of mass media. You’ll gain valuable skills, including the ability to analyse various types of cultural artefacts, challenge presumptions, identify causal links and trends, conduct independent research and present your ideas in well-ordered and supported arguments.