Department of History

Undergraduate study

Learn from leading experts and study in a top-20* UK history department. With a Sussex history degree, you can choose from a range of modules to tailor your studies to your own passions, and you benefit from access to unique collections and specialist facilities.

Key facts about History at Sussex

  • options and flexibility – choose from a range of courses, including our joint-honours degrees that combine history with subjects such as anthropology, politics or film studies. Within your course, you have a selection of modules to tailor your history degree to your interests
  • research-led teaching – learn from influential experts who are passionate about teaching. Our undergraduate students gave History at Sussex 93% for overall satisfaction in the National Students Survey (NSS) 2016
  • unique resources and specialist facilities – explore unique collections and resources, from the Mass Observation Archive to the personal papers of Rudyard Kipling, and access specialist facilities at The Keep – a state-of-the-art learning space and archive conservation centre next to Sussex campus
  • outstanding career prospects – gain skills in critical analysis, research, presenting and written communication that can be applied to a wide range of careers. 98% of our history undergraduates were in work or studying within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015)
  • opportunities to stand out – join the Sussex History Society, study abroad for a year or term or do a professional placement year as part of your degree. These opportunities help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting a job after you graduate.

Augusta Oliver, a Sussex student studying our undergraduate History degree'I have really enjoyed the wide array of topics and approaches to history that have been covered.

'They have changed not only my period of interest, but also how I view the subject and what it means to be a historian.'

Augusta Oliver
History BA

Contact us

For an informal chat about our degrees, contact our Admissions Tutor, Dr Tom Adam Davies, on:

T.A.Davies@sussex.ac.uk
+44 (0)1273 876756

*15th in the UK: The Complete University Guide (CUG) 2018, 19th in the UK: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 8th in the UK: The Guardian University league tables 2018.