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'We are not makers of history. We are made by history'

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students walking into Singleton Park

We pride ourselves on our high-quality teaching and employ a wide variety of 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.


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 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.