History including local and social history

Enrich and extend your knowledge

Our broad sweep of courses in history encompasses British and European history from the decline of the Roman era to the present day, the ancient world, Asia and the far east and the Americas. Local and social history courses concentrate on cultural and social aspects of history, on different strata of society, and on teaching you to do research using local and national archives. 

View all short courses in history, including local and social, or browse our award bearing programmes - including undergraduate awards and postgraduate degrees:

Interested in ancient history? Then take a look at our courses in archeaology, ancient history and anthropology.

Gain credit from short courses

Many of our short courses, including online courses, weekly classes and some summer schools, can be studied for credit which means they can count towards a recognised qualification, such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.


Upcoming courses

  • Short courses
  • Mon 26 Apr 2021 – 09 Jul 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 10 May 2021 – 23 Jul 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 10 May 2021 – 23 Jul 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 10 May 2021 – 23 Jul 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 10 May 2021 – 23 Jul 2021