You can choose to study History as a single subject degree, or in combination with another subject as a joint honours award. 

We also offer exciting postgraduate opportunities for full or part-time study with our Master's and PhD programmes.

Follow the links below for a brief summary of each History award, including information on the aims of various courses and their entry requirements:

Why study history at Wolverhampton?

The course allows you to study a full range of historical topics in an innovative, supportive and exciting academic environment.

You will study a carefully balanced programme of different periods and themes, ranging from the early modern period to contemporary history, and including British, European and International topics. Equal attention is paid to method and theory, as well as the empirical side of history. You will be taught by leading scholars and academic experts with a proven research and publications record.

Example of a typical first year module:

  • Pursuit of History: introduces students to the study and practice of history. A key focus of the module is the development of subject and skills that prepares students for more advanced work in the subject.
  • Other First Year modules offered to our students include:

    • 4HS002: Early Modern England
    • 4HS003: Making Modern Britain
    • 4HS004: Europe and the Americas

Example of a typical second year module:

  • Sex and the City: Sexuality in the long eighteenth century examines the key themes of gender and sexuality in Britain in the long eighteenth century (c.1688-c.1820). Students will focus on urban and public culture both in London and the provinces, and will examine both ‘normal’ and ‘transgressive’ behaviour within the ‘urban renaissance’ of British towns.
  • Other Second Year modules offered to our students include:

    • 5HS001: Cold war
    • 5HS002: Revolutionary Ireland
    • 5HS004: Spanish Civil War
    • 5HS005: British Working Class
    • 5HS006: Victorian Britain
    • 5HS007: Preserving the Past
    • 5HS008: Migrant Stories

Example of a typical third year module:

  • The Social History of the English Country House: Examines the importance of the English country house between 1650 and 1920. It considers the building, funding and use of country houses, the stylistic influences on the house and garden, their role as places of both leisure and work.
  • Other Third Year modules offered to our students include:

    • 6HS001: USA: Superpower
    • 6HS002: Consumer Society
    • 6HS003: Consumption and Material Culture
    • 6HS004: Independent Study in History
    • 6HS005: Latin America
    • 6HS006: Youth Culture
    • 6HS008: History in the Community
    • 6HS009: Germany,1871-1949

Meet the team

Name and contact detailsInterests

History group leader:

Dr David Hussey

Seventeenth and eighteenth century trade and consumption.

Dr Simon Constantine

19th and 20th century German history.

Dr Mike Cunningham

British Politics, Northern Ireland Politics, Middle East Politics, Public Policy, Globalisation, Contemporary British History.

Karin Dannehl

Early modern English retail and consumption history.

Dr Howard Fuller

19th-century Anglo-American history; naval and maritime history; American Civil War; British Empire; Technology & War.

Dr Keith Gildart

Comparative labour movements (USA/UK), nineteenth/twentieth century British history, youth culture and popular music.

Dr Richard Hawkins

 19th and 20th Century American History.

Dr Margaret Ponsonby

Material Culture, Heritage and Museum Studies.

Professor Johannes-Dieter Steinert

 Modern European History and Migration Studies.

Dr Laura Ugolini

Modern British gender and social history.