Our large team of historians have published widely on diverse topics, including: the histories of working-class life, living through conflicts and within empires, retail and consumerism, migration and refugees, changing ideas of masculinity and the politics of race, youth culture and the NHS. They have explored how these issues played out in the Black Country and the rest of the United Kingdom, as well as further afield in mainland Europe and in North America. These research activities are organised through the Centre for Historical Research, which also hosts external speakers in a series of research seminars, workshops and conferences, such as our annual Holocaust Lecture.
Our department has established strong links with Wolverhampton City Archives, the local museum at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and regional heritage providers including the Black Country Living Museum – all of which students will have the opportunity to visit as part of their course. Wolverhampton offers an ideal setting for you to explore topics that interest you, supported by people passionate about History and committed to supporting your learning along every step of your journey.
All our teaching is reviewed by an external examiner – an academic in the subject area from another university. Here’s what our external examiners say:
"In my time here I have found the staff to be excellent in their teaching and subject knowledge, their assessment and their concern for the students".
“It is clear that the History degree programme at Wolverhampton is delivered by dedicated, hard-working and expert staff. …the use of source material in assessments is particularly impressive: images and artefacts are used very effectively as well as more traditional documentary material. Students evidently respond to these sources well in their written work. I have copied the use of online collections of sources in the assessment of some of my own modules … and feel that this approach encourages the kind of independence and critical thinking that is essential at degree level".