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With a wide range of periods to study, partners in archives and museums and field trip opportunities, History at Shrewsbury has a lot to offer in terms of student learning and experience.

The Learning Experience

The campus at University Centre Shrewsbury has recently been refurbished and our history teaching rooms have full visual and audio capabilities. We are keen to support students in expanding their confidence and there are plenty of study skills opportunities available online and on campus.

Field Trips

Learning takes place inside and outside the classroom, with a range of field trips and learning opportunities at heritage sites and archives. The Department of History at University Centre Shrewsbury prides itself on encouraging students to pursue their interests in history further in the future, taking advantage of strong employment links. We invite external specialists and experts from the heritage industry to share their experiences with you in guest lectures.  

Work-based Learning

Work-based learning is supported and integrated into your History timetable at Level 5, so there is no need to worry about taking additional time out from work or family responsibilities during the academic holidays. The coursework completed during the placement contributes to your degree. Placement opportunities are varied and include local heritage organisations and archives or chances to practice your academic university research. If you already have relevant volunteering interests you may also liaise with a dedicated supervisor to agree an independent placement.

The Staff

Our staff have relevant practical experience of academic research and are committed to excellence, communicating their findings through public history events and talks at history and archaeology societies, as well as presenting at academic conferences. They are also members of relevant academic and professional bodies, keeping up to date with research and practice in history and heritage. Research informs their teaching, meaning they are able to train students in using up-to-date resources and theories, discussing new discoveries in class.

Staff are regularly nominated for student awards for innovative teaching and specialise in teaching outside the classroom, using field trips and archival visits locally and in the stunning landscapes of Shropshire and Wales to deepen student knowledge and experience, keeping teaching relevant for your future career beyond university.

If you'd like to learn more about studying History at UCS, why not come along to one of our upcoming Open Evening? You can book your place here

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