|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
Any study of history engages a natural human curiosity about the past. It’s an exciting and diverse subject, which is reflected in the flexibility and breadth of the History degree programme offered at Kent.
The School of History at Kent is one of the leading History departments in the country, where you are taught by passionate academics, active researchers and recognised experts. You learn within an inspiring environment, studying on carefully crafted programmes that allow you to develop your own skills and interests.
Our History programme allows you to tailor your degree to your own interests. These may be incredibly broad, or more focused within specific themes or historical periods.
There is a huge choice of modules on offer, which reflect the wide-ranging expertise of our academics. You can explore topics from the crusades to the Cold War; from the impact of science on 19th-century culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Third Reich.
History student, Beccy Noble, talks about what it's like to study the subject at Kent.
It is possible to take this programme with a work placement between the second and third year of your degree – this can provide valuable work experience and the chance to gain new skills. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.
You have the chance to study abroad for a year, or for a term in your third year. Previous destinations include:
Facilities to support your studies include:
You can get involved with the student-run History Society, which in previous years has organised lectures, social events and trips across Europe.
The School of History also organises talks from visiting speakers that you are welcome to attend. In addition there are regular careers workshops and visits from successful alumni.
We have excellent links with the National Trust as well as local heritage organisations, including:
The School of History has also established strong links with academic institutions across Europe and beyond.