Understand the past, interpret the present, and gain important insights into the future. Develop skills of critical thinking, communication and analysis – attributes that employers rate highly.


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Courses we offer

Our courses at Sunderland provide a wide variety of modules to study, ranging from Tudor England to Martin Luther King, and from imperialism to women's history. Take a look below to find the right one for you. 

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Internationally excellent teaching

Our History courses feature nationally and internationally-renowned academics who give guest lectures and host discussions, and our research has been labelled ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework.

Teaching is enriched by Sunderland's research, and has also received the highest possible ratings from the Quality Assurance Agency, which monitors academic excellence.

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Explore local history

Sunderland has a digitised collection of the records of the National Union of Miners and other unions that have shaped the history of the North East. The North East of England also has a rich historical legacy and there are many museums, collections and archives in the area. From Hadrian’s Wall to the heartland of the Industrial Revolution, the North East has it all.

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