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From the Medieval period to the modern, you can choose modules across a broad range of areas, approaches and themes. You can learn in a variety of dynamic ways, including group work, presentations, placements, projects and field trips. Our aim is to make studying as appealing and enjoyable, but also preparing you for the workplace. There is also the opportunity for you to Study Abroad

The History student society regularly organizes academic and social events. Take a look at what our students say.


History Sample Lecture

Dr Christoph Laucht is a senior lecturer in Modern History and the Undergraduate Programme Director of History. In this video, Christoph delivers a sample lecture analysing the Cold War. We offer an exciting second year module on the Cold War, which allows students to analyse this crucial part of twentieth-century history and its impact on sports, consumerism, gender, popular culture and more to the present day.


History Sample Source Analysis

Dr Gethin Matthews is a bilingual senior lecturer in the History Department at Swansea University. Gethin teaches modules through the medium of English and Welsh. In this video, Gethin delves into the history of a photograph which reportedly shows ‘war enthusiasm’ in Wales during the First World War. We learn that at a University level it is important to deeply analyse historical sources.


History Question and Answer Session

Dr Tomas Irish a senior lecturer from our History department delivers a Q&A session. Tomas explains the structure of the degree and discusses the wide range of topics offered by Swansea University’s History department. Tomas also chats about opportunities beyond the classroom, such as field trips, placements and studying abroad.


History Study Guides

Aimed at students and teachers, these study guides examine some common themes and questions at A Level and GCSE History. They are written by members of the History Department at Swansea University.