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History Department: Information for International Students

Illuminated manuscript, in medieval library, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The Department very much welcomes applications from students from outside the UK, whether you wish to study with us on a full-time basis, spend a year-abroad in the Department, or just join us for a semester.

Find out more about the History Department.

Which modules you can study will depend on whether you decide to spend a year with us, or just one semester: 

  • Full Year (Two Semesters): For those undergraduate students studying on a full-time basis in the Department for a year, they can opt to study our two-semester long Year One modules, Year Two modules or Year Three advanced options, although we strongly encourage you to study at least one of the Year One survey courses on British or European History. [Please note that because of the nature of our core BA History modules - HS1701 Approaches to History, HS1711 Exploring Historical Debate and HS1801 Dissertation - these are not normally available to study abroad students and not all the modules will be available every year to study].
  • Single Semester: For those undergraduate students joining the Department just for the Autumn Semester or the Spring Semester, students can choose from a range of survey modules either on particular periods or topics.

Find out more about available modules.


Further information on study abroad at Cardiff University can be found by visiting the International Students web pages.