History has been taught as a subject at British universities for over a century. The University at Aberystwyth was founded in 1872 and History has been there since its foundation.
The Department is recognized as one of the foremost history departments in Britain.
Its recent excellent results in the National Student Survey are testimony to a commitment to teaching as well as to excellence in research.
It has a staff of over twenty lecturers, whose teaching and research expertise range widely. To find out more about the work of the department, both in terms of its teaching and its research, please follow the links on these pages.