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Choosing a degree

If your primary interest is History, we suggest you apply for the single honours BA History programme. If you are keen to learn about the theory and conventions of two disciplines you should choose a joint degree; this can be demanding but also very rewarding. For joint degrees, you will be expected to demonstrate some knowledge or experience of the other subject discipline.

Study abroad

The Department of History offers an Erasmus scheme which enables you to live in a European city for part of your degree. 

Our programmes

Degree listing

BA (Hons) History

History is a relevant, dynamic, fascinating, and important field of study which, at Goldsmiths, is approached in creative, innovative, and exciting ways.

BA (Hons) History with Anthropology

This programme offers an exciting and complementary combination of two humanities disciplines which promote the understanding of human life, culture, and society in the past and present.

BA (Hons) History with Military History

This programme engages with the newest military history research, addressing conflict, communities and identities to take military history beyond ’great men, great horses, great battles’.

BA (Hons) History with Politics

This programme is an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration into how social, cultural, and political institutions, decisions, and events have shaped societies and nations around the world.

BA (Hons) History with Public History

The past physically surrounds us: in landscapes, in places, people, museums, buildings and in the streets. People’s innate curiosity about the past is driving an expansion of the history and heritage industries.

Degree listing

MA Black British History

Launched in 2015 through the joint vision of Prof. Joan Anim-Addo and Dr Deirdre Osborne, this ground-breaking MA is timely and necessary. We take black British literature seriously as a discipline.

MA History

The MA History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths.

MA Queer History

The MA Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.

MPhil/PhD History

The distinctive emphasis of Goldsmiths' Department of History is a theorised, interdisciplinary and comparative approach to research.

MRes History

The MRes provides excellent preparation for study at MPhil/PhD level for students with a defined research topic, but is also a degree in its own right.