St Georges and Lime St


Ranked in the Top Ten of History Departments in the United Kingdom 

Guardian University League Table, 2020

Housed within the John Foster Building, on the doorstep of the world famous Georgian Quarter, in the heart of one of the United Kingdom's most historically important cities, Liverpool John Moores' University's History Department specialises in modern history, delivering a suite of fascinating modules within an innovative programme of study, which includes a Bachelor of Arts in History or a Bachelor of Arts in History & English. A leading history department in the country, LJMU History has both a 92% student satisfaction rate on the 2019 National Students Survey, and was recently ranked as the 9th best history department in the country by the Guardian Higher Education.


History is a multi-faceted and varied subject that can take you in many directions. At one level you will learn about the Victorian city, the regulation of war, and the growth and development of Latin America but you will also discover a great deal more than this. The pursuit of history trains you to think in certain ways, to ask important questions, and it places you in the modern world. The pursuit of knowledge for knowledge's sake is a worthwhile and valuable thing that a University facilitates but it also enables you to grow personally. The art of history is telling persuasive stories and the skills associated with that will enable you to command attention beyond the classroom. Our graduates emerge as convincing, tenacious and resilient individuals ready to forge their way in the world.

Dr David Clampin, Subject Leader for History