Modern History & Medieval Studies

Why Study History at UWTSD

All our History modules are designed to stimulate interest, provide variety, and provoke academic curiosity. Seminars are our principal means of teaching, allowing for the development of a detailed knowledge of a topic through discussion and debate. These are supplemented with workshops, lectures, and field trips, as well as one-to-one tutorials in which you can discuss more specific aspects relating to assessments.

The most distinctive feature of our learning environment is the small class sizes which enable a close relationship between staff and students, arising from the unique nature and scale of the university. Almost uniquely given the size of many universities now, we can provide the help and support, time and attention you need to develop and hone your academic skills to reach your full potential.

It is no surprise, then, that 95% of UWTSD’s History students agreed that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course (NSS 2017).

"The style of teaching is obviously very different from what you get at other universities, due to the size of the campus. The campus is very friendly, so most students either know each other already or are open and keen to chat or discuss topics in seminars, creating a supportive, fun atmosphere." Carys, BA History student