Our undergraduate history programmes are broad and innovative, ranging from the medieval past to the present day and spanning the globe. We offer flexible degrees (single or combination), allowing a wide range of module choice in History or related disciplines across the university.
We are firmly committed to research-led teaching, meaning that the modules offered are taught in small groups by world-leading experts in their field. Staff have regularly won Keele’s Student-led Teaching Awards, most recently for ‘fantastic feedback’ and ‘superb supervision’ across the whole university. Historical expertise ranges from the medieval period to the present day, and covers the globe. Our interests feed into class topics, including the history of political violence, medicine, modern empires, social movements, citizenship, economics, migration, gender, religion, Digital Humanities, and print culture. Through Keele Library, The David Bruce Centre for American Studies, and the Centre for Local History, we hold internationally important archives for early-twentieth century social history, intellectual history, and over 1000 years of local history.
Specialist one-one-one supervision and small classes allow you to develop your research interests, while assessments prepare you for your specific career. Students benefit from a range of internship and work placement opportunities, both within and outside the traditional classroom setting. Over 90% of Keele History Graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.