The Department of History is not just an internationally important centre for the study of history, it is also the UK's most popular history department for undergraduate teaching in terms of the ratio between the number of applicants and the numbers of places.
The Department offers a stimulating and challenging range of undergraduate units that draws directly on the research interests of its members of staff. Areas of specialist teaching include contemporary history, colonial history, early modern history, and medieval history. A new syllabus embodies a clear development from your first year of studies to your third year, with students encouraged to engage with primary sources and, by their final year, to undertake a piece of genuinely original historical research.
Much useful information for prospective undergraduate students can be found in the University Undergraduate Prospectus. This includes details about the university and about its various undergraduate programmes, advice about money, details of accommodation, and so on. The current year's undergraduate handbook, accessible from the Current Undergraduates page contains useful summaries of units currently offered within our degree programmes. You may also found useful information specific to the study of History at the University of Bristol by using the links below.
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