History, Heritage and Politics

Research within the division of History, Heritage and Politics resonates far beyond the University. It has an interdisciplinary focus that cuts across all three areas and engages with the work of others, especially in the fields of global security, cultural heritage, and the history and policy of civil society. Our work makes an impact on society and government policy. It focuses on challenges that matter – from environmental sustainability to heritage values and resilience, international conflict resolution, diplomacy and foreign policy. It also provides analysis and knowledge of the foundation on which our civil society rests, locally, nationally and globally.

If you join us as an undergraduate student, you’ll explore the forces that shape the past, present and future under the guidance of expert staff. You’ll gain a deeper insight into how the world works – and acquire the skills you need to make your own mark on it. You’ll also have the freedom to combine a BA Honours in History or Politics or International Politics with more than 15 other subjects, whilst the BA Honours in Heritage and Tourism provides a unique integrated degree programme relevant to a career in these sectors.

Meanwhile, our range of postgraduate courses empower you to contribute to the political policies of tomorrow or build your research skills in history. The MSc in Heritage provides students with the opportunity to develop both research and vocational knowledge and skills in Heritage with the opportunity, if desired, to focus on one of two specialised pathways: Cultural Heritage Studies, Digital Heritage.

Research students and staff thrive in a dynamic culture where collaboration is key, international links abound and the desire to make a meaningful contribution to society is always at the forefront of our minds.

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