Who we are

Tudor building, Southampton

Interpreting the past, gaining insight into the present

High-quality research is the foundation for our work. We place emphasis on research-led teaching, engaging with other disciplines and creating a supportive learning environment.

Our academics’ interests span a broad chronological range, and our students and researchers have access to unique historical archives and special collections.

We are one of the leading History departments in the country: in the UK top 3 for the quality of research (REF 2014).

Teaching informed by research

We promote an interdisciplinary approach and our cutting-edge research feeds into our academic programmes.

Achieving the highest standards

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 UK research universities.

Outstanding academics

Our academics are leaders in their discipline and span a range of research interests.

Sharing experiences

Find out what our students think about History.