Welcome to History and Medieval Studies
The Department of History Swansea University is a large and thriving unit. Our staff are not only leading scholars in their field but also committed to teaching and public engagement. We work with museums, heritage bodies and the media. Students are able to benefit from these links in a variety of different ways from placements to research opportunities.
We pride ourselves on our high-quality teaching and employ a wide variety methods that extend far beyond the conventional lecture and seminar. Our students are involved in group work, presentations, placements, projects and field trips. Our aim is to make studying as stimulating as possible, whilst also developing students’ skills in preparation for the workplace. Find out more about Study Abroad and Employability and Careers.
Students also benefit from how our teaching is informed by our research. Our staff have published a wide range of books and articles, and the last assessment of our research, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), ranked History at Swansea in the top thirty history departments in the UK for the quality of our publications, our research environment and the impact of our research.
The History student society regularly organises academic and social events. Take a look at what our students say.