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History and Heritage

History and heritage shapes cultures across the globe, from how we behave to what we believe. Our courses explore the importance of preserving our heritage and learning from our past, because studying history isn’t only about what has happened – it’s about what will happen next.

History and Heritage is a route to your future

Challenge your digital literacy, analytical, interpretive and communication skills to open up limitless professional possibilities.

By studying history you'll explore diverse cultures, nations and ideas to build genuine insight and credentials as a sociocultural commentator. Apply your theoretical skills through company projects, volunteering and placements with our partner organisations. Our teaching staff are experts in the field of history and heritage, with significant industry and research experience to support your studies.


in the UK for History (Guardian University Guide 2023)


of BA (Hons) History students would recommend studying at NTU

Why study History and Heritage at NTU?

With hundreds of local museums and heritage sites to visit, Nottingham is the perfect place to develop your skills as a budding historian or heritage specialist. Hear from the people who matter - our experts and students.

Your future with NTU

Knowledge and understanding of the past is of incalculable value both to the individual and to society, and as one of our History students you will gain a wide range of academic and transferable skills to achieve this.

Our courses prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities both inside and outside the history and heritage sector. It’ll help you to develop numerical, analytical and computational skills which are greatly respected by employers. You’ll also gain essential, transferable skills including report writing, communicating physics and your finding effectively, team working and problem-solving.

All our courses involve work-like experiences including placements, employer-led projects and challenges, consultancy, and volunteering.

Our recent graduates have secured jobs in companies including:

  • English Heritage
  • HM Land Registry
  • British Council
  • Home Office
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Helly Hansen UK
  • Lego
  • NatWest
  • Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Thames Water

They have secured a range of different roles including:

  • Gallery coordinator
  • History teacher
  • Historic property steward
  • Project manager
  • Content and marketing assistant
  • TV researcher
  • Event manager
  • Reporter
  • Civil servant

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