History Degrees

HISTORY DEGREES AT USW

History degrees at USW provide the opportunity to study a variety of histories, political, economic, social, intellectual and cultural from British and European history, the Americas from the colonial period to the present, and aspects of global history from Cuba to China.

We place emphasis on developing your skills in gathering and evaluating evidence, and learning how to build arguments that are rational and well presented. You’ll be taught by staff who are internationally recognised researchers. This informs what you learn in the classroom, so you’ll benefit from the latest historical findings and prepare you for a wide range of jobs.

HISTORY DEGREES

NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO CHOOSE?

Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our History degrees and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.

Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.

WHY STUDY HISTORY AT USW?

EXPERT LECTURERS

Dr Jane Finucane - History Lecturer

Our History degrees ensure students gain verifiable digital skills, including use and production of podcasting, blogging, and geomapping. Our academic staff are all actively involved in research from early modern magic to USA in the 1960s, so you’ll be taught by staff who are at the forefront of their specialist fields.

MAKE YOUR OWN HISTORY

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History at USW is delivered through blended learning – using classroom teaching with option for live streaming; ensuring our students stay connected Our History degrees allow you to customise parts of your second and third year modules, allowing you to specialise in areas that interest you the most, whether that might be witchcraft, women in modern Britain or America in the Sixties, there is plenty to choose from.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Jordan Taylor at the Cardiff Story Museum

Students on our History degrees can choose to undertake a work-based learning module to gain experience as part of their degree, supported by specialist careers advisers.. Students have gained experience working at schools and museums in the local area and placements can be suited to your individual interests.

HISTORY STORIES

WHY CHOOSE USW?

THE PERFECT LOCATION

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With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

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Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.

CAREER-FOCUSED

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Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career. 

EXPERT TEACHING

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Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.

SUPPORT & ADVICE

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Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.

QUALITY COURSES

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Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.

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