History

Study at a university ranked 19th in the UK for history*, with specialist access to the world-famous Mass Observation Archive. Browse our history modules below.

Students on a history field trip at a castle

Browse our modules

You can see our full list of history modules below.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Not sure how to choose?

Follow our top tips for choosing your modules. You can also find out about our teaching structure, assessment process and how your credits transfer back to your home institution.

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The University of Sussex reserves the right to cancel modules due to staff availability, student demand, minimum enrolment, or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
  • 19thin the UK for History*

  • Expertteaching – many of our academics have featured in television documentaries and written books

  • 1stcity in England for student happiness**

  • Studyspaces and facilities including special collections of rare books and papers at The Keep***

Which school will I study in?

You'll study in the History department, which is part of the School of Media, Arts and Humanities. 

Some of our expert academic staff have appeared on television documentaries, written books and helped to create new online archives.

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Our history research

Sussex historians have helped to generate new online archives including Old Bailey OnlineThe Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project  and the world famous Mass Observation Archive.

Our research influences the way we teach, and you learn from academics at the forefront of their fields.

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Contact us

If you are studying at Sussex for a semester or year and have questions, email sussexabroad@sussex.ac.uk.

 *The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021**(Our campus is nine minutes by train from Brighton & Hove) survey by accommodation providers Student Living by Sodexo ***Access to facilities is dependent on the module you study. Rankings based on full undergraduate degree at Sussex.


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