History

Where better to study for a history degree than a World Heritage Site? You’ll be taught at the Old Royal Naval College overlooking the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum.

Historic drawing discovered in Greenwich


A drawing by Sir James Thornhill, who also painted the famous ceiling in the Old Royal Naval College Painted Hall and the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, was unearthed in archive boxes in St Alfege Church.

Our courses

You can study a history degree or combine it with English, politics or sociology. Modules include global events, community history, the Ottoman Empire and World Wars. Our historically and culturally rich location allows for visits to London museums and archives as part of your degree

  • Since being at uni I have been able to develop and practice various transferable skills such as presentations and public speaking. Studying in London also gives me the opportunity to network with various people which will be beneficial once I have finished my degree.

    - Tobias Thompson, BA Hons History

  • Not only does the University of Greenwich offer an extremely high standard of teaching on the programmes, it has provided the opportunity for me to make lifelong friendships. In addition, the support I have received both academically and emotionally has always been there from my lecturers.

    - Nicholas Jones Hudson, BA Hons History

  • The courses in the combined programme complement each other really well and it allows me to transfer my knowledge to each half of the programme.

    - Lorna Froelich, BA Hons History and Politics

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

Research and partnerships

Join us as a research student

As well as providing a rich and fulfilling experience, research programmes at Greenwich are at the leading edge of progress in a range of industries.

Contact

fach_pgresearch@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867

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