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Course overview

This course provides you with a broad view of British history, from the Roman period to the 21st century. The modules embrace a range of sources including written records, but also physical remains found in the built environment and landscape. One of the strengths of the Shrewsbury degree is its vocational elements. A whole range of optional heritage courses are available, which gives you  the skills to take out into the job market.

  • Guildhall
3 Years

Why Study History with us?

Studying at Shrewsbury will provide you with a wealth of knowledge relating to the key historical periods of the last 2,000 years in Britain and offer you the opportunity to contextualise the effect of human activity on both the natural landscape and the built environment.

The course blends theory and practice, with plenty of opportunity to become involved in field studies, gaining ‘hands-on’ experience and to participate in research projects with real life outputs. Additionally, not only do our tutors have experience of working in archives, record offices, museums and for heritage organisations themselves, but professionals from these areas also contribute to the course.



Guildhall is nestled on the banks of the River Severn, and only a short walk from the winding streets of Shrewsbury.
First constructed in 2004, and renovated for the arrival of University Centre Shrewsbury in 2015, the Guildhall building is used as the main centre for teaching and learning and offers fresh, modern and open spaces for students to enjoy.
The building boasts brand-new computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories, a spacious library, as well as a student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café.

Campus Tours

University Centre Shrewsbury campus tours provide a great opportunity to see our brand-new facilities and accommodation.