History, Languages and Global Cultures

The department of History, Languages and Global Cultures is a diverse community of scholars and practitioners from a broad range of humanities disciplines. We deliver a range of vibrant undergraduate degrees, masters degrees and PhD programmes underpinned by internationally recognised research. Students frequently refer to the passion and quality we bring to our teaching, the currency of our curricula and the engaging range of teaching and assessment methods.

We maintain the health and vitality of courses, through our work and engagement with local, national and international organisations. These partnerships include strong professional links with organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Holocaust Centre, the National Justice Museum, the National Trust, NGOs and governmental organisations. These connections feed into the development and delivery of our courses.

We also benefit from the dedicated work of a committed group of graduates from our courses who work in a range of professions in the UK and overseas. These graduates make significant contributions to the academic life of the department, enhancing learning that has real-life application, ensuring that our courses are both innovative and externally relevant..

Our research specialisms encompass medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary history and heritage; memory studies, gender, global human security, European culture and European thought. Activity takes place around two key research centres incorporating history and heritage and Modern Languages.

We deliver a superlative student experience focused on the needs of students now and in the long-term to ensure that all students are given support and the maximum opportunity to benefit from staff expertise in their own disciplines, in research, in teaching and in preparing students for life after University.

Andrew Gritt, Head of History, Languages and Global Cultures

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