History allows you to develop an in-depth knowledge of our heritage allowing you to further understand the past, assess where we are on the present and envision future possibilities. The University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within this subject area. The University teaches a BA (Hons) History course at the Treforest and Caerleon campuses. The course content at each campus is different, so please check each course entry to see which course is best suited to your interests.
It’s not about learning dates and facts from textbooks or online historical encyclopedias. History is about how you can enhance your cultural knowledge, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
Whether it’s learning from or celebrating the past, everything has a history and learning from it can be invaluable.
Interested in studying history?
Careers in History
Our history graduates leave university with a wide range of transferable skills which are important in any profession. From great interpersonal skills developed through debating historical fact to analytical skills enhanced by the ability to identify fact from myth, history graduates leave university with a valuable set of skills that are sought after by a whole range of employers that you might not immediately associate with the discipline. We could also help your future career prospects with the opportunity of work placements with local museums and heritage centres, such as the Cardiff Story Museum.
From historical research and archaeology to exhibition organisation and museum curatorship, many graduates from the University of South Wales have established a wide variety of careers in education, industry and commerce, public services, the voluntary sector and the media.
Study at the University of South Wales
Highly ranked in student satisfaction, history at the University of South Wales will help you learn how to research and analyse. That doesn’t mean retrieving information and reporting it back as you might have done in school. It means reading widely and carefully, making choices about interpretations and examples, deciding what will clinch the argument for you.
Delivered by experienced historians, who are all published authors and research active, our history courses at the University of South Wales are delivered through a series of lectures, document-based seminars and practical activities that will engross you in an intellectually exciting discipline.
BA(Hons) History with American Studies
”My time at university was naturally full of hard work, but was also filled with enthusiasm and fun. The lecturers inspired a quest of knowledge.”