Our history course stimulates debate, excites your curiosity and challenges your thinking. You develop extensive knowledge of your subject and gain the advanced critical and communication skills valued by employers within a supportive and stimulating learning environment.

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  • Study the past to secure your future – our graduates learn to think clearly, analyse problems, present precise conclusions and work together
  • Study a course whose high quality has been nationally recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency
  • Feel assured. 93% of our history students are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2013) – well above the national average
  • Learn from research-active staff – history at Teesside has once again been recognised for its world-leading research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise

Quality teaching

Courses are taught by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and researchers. The History programme has been recognised and commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for its student-centred approach to delivery.

First-class facilities

Our Library has an impressive collection of relevant material which is continually renewed. You’ll have access to the internet, CD-ROMs and electronic databases through the Library's 400 workstations. We are at the forefront of the application of computers in the teaching of history. The History subject group also has access to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive and a comprehensive Green Archive.


History staff have expertise in regional and local history, cultural history and modern political history with a particular focus on democracies and extremism. The latest Research Assessment Exercise has acknowledged the world-leading research of historians at Teesside. History students are taught by staff whose research keeps us at the cutting edge of our discipline. The Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research is located in the History section at Teesside.


Excellent prospects

Study the past to secure your future! Our graduates learn to think clearly, analyse problems and present precise conclusions using effective teamwork, communication and IT skills. These abilities are valuable in careers in public administration, the media, law, industry and a variety of service occupations.