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Undergraduate degrees – University of Reading

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Undergraduate degrees

Our world-leading experts will take you on a journey through Britain, Europe, Africa, America, the Middle East and South Asia over the last thousand years.

Our degree courses are highly flexible and offer a thorough grounding in different historical periods and approaches, allowing you the freedom to explore and develop your specific areas of interest. Immerse yourself in history and explore diverse societies, incredible cultures and compelling individuals.

high quality Teaching

  • We are ranked in the top 150 in the world for History, Philosophy and Theology. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
  • We are ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK for History. (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • 93% of our History graduates are in work and/or study 15 months after the end of their course. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18; First Degree responders from History).
  • The 2021 National Student Survey results are out and 89% of our students agreed that the BA History course is intellectually stimulating and provided them with opportunities to explore ideas and concepts in depth.

Watch BA History student George talk about why he loves studying in the Department of History.

"I met amazing people, both academically and personally, while studying at Reading. The friends I made are truly friends for life and my lecturers are very approachable and encouraged me to nurture my passion.”

Maya Badham

BA History graduate

Exceptional range of modules

Our extensive range of optional modules exposes you to a vast breadth of history, both geographically and chronologically, enabling you to explore your interests as they develop.

practical experience while you study

Our courses offer you the chance to gain practical experience in a range of fields, within the structure of your degree.

varied teaching and learning methods

We cultivate a dynamic learning environment, encouraging our students to develop their own informed critical analyses.

The building blocks for a successful career

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and experience valued by employers in a variety of fields.

Discover another corner of the world

Build travel into your studies and choose to study abroad.


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