Why study History at Goldsmiths?
For us, history isn’t just a sequence of events. We’re looking at a history that’s non-linear, a history that’s interdisciplinary and a history that’s comparative.
Our interest in material, visual and oral history means that whether we’re looking at how the First World War was remembered through Blackadder, working with schools to record veterans’ stories, understanding the past through its artists and philosophers, or researching the history of death in Africa, we adopt innovative angles to study the past – and the present.
- At Goldsmiths, history is about understanding the present through the past, and the past through the present.
- We want you to graduate with a history degree that has weight in the real world so we make sure you can apply your skills by gaining valuable work experience while you’re here.
- Our optional History at Work module gives you the opportunity to undertake a project in a leading heritage environment so you may be involved in conservation, building an exhibition or archiving at any one of our partner organisations.
- We're rated highly for our research and teaching. We were ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of our research in the Research Excellence Framework. Also, In the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS), we received a high score of 92% for the overall quality of our teaching.
The Department of History offers an Erasmus scheme which enables you to live in a European city for part of your degree.
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