History Department: Information for International Students
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.
Over a hundred new undergraduates join us each year from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our academic staff are equally diverse and bring to the Department their extensive teaching and varied research interests. While all our staff are actively engaged in historical research, as a Department we are committed to providing high-quality teaching that benefits from our research findings and from the latest historical scholarship. This is reflected in our research-led teaching and in the modules we offer, which cover topics from Medieval Heresy to National Socialism in Germany; from Fascism in France to early-modern witchcraft and crime; from Welsh society and culture to the 'Great Depression' of the 1930s, from the history of medicine to the economic history of twentieth-century Britain.
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. Further details on these modules can be found on our Single Semester module page.
- Autumn semester
- Spring semester
Further information about undergraduate (bachelor) study in Archaeology, Ancient History, History and Religion and on the various departments in the School.
Further information about postgraduate (MA/PhD) study in Archaeology, Ancient History, History and Religion and on the various departments in the School.
Further information on study abroad at Cardiff University can be found by visiting the International Students Division.
For information about all Cardiff University Courses please visit the Course Database.