Choosing a degree
At undergraduate level, we offer BA History, plus two specific History pathways within it: Global History and Military History. You can also choose to combine History with other disciplines by taking either the Anthropology or Politics pathways. At Masters level, we offer an MA History and a more research-focused MRes History, plus two degrees which flow from specialisms at Goldsmiths: MA Black British History and MA Queer History. We also supervise research students for the MPhil/PhD History.
The Department of History offers an Erasmus scheme which enables you to live in a European city for part of your degree.
History is a relevant, dynamic, fascinating, and important field of study which, at Goldsmiths, is approached in creative, innovative, and exciting ways.
BA History with Anthropology 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.
This programme is an exciting opportunity to focus on global issues within the framework of a History degree, crossing continents and chronologies.
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 History with Politics is an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration into how social, cultural, and political institutions, decisions, and events have shaped societies and nations around the world.
The best journalism is based on a sound understanding of the history that has shaped the world we inhabit today.
The MA in Black British History is an exciting opportunity to study and research the histories of Africans and African-descended peoples in the United Kingdom.
The MA History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths.
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.
The distinctive emphasis of Goldsmiths' Department of History is a theorised, interdisciplinary and comparative approach to research.
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.