History and Archives and Information Studies

Our emphasis is on 'doing history' where students use primary sources from archives and libraries right from the start

2nd in Scotland for Teaching Quality and Student Experience

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

3rd in Scotland for graduate prospects

The Complete University Guide 2020

We are an enthusiastic team of historians interested in the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the early and late modern periods. We have specialists in Scottish, British, Irish, American, European, African, Indian, and global history.

Part of the School of Humanities, we teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in our areas of specialism, including degrees in:

  • History combined with a range of other subjects, including modern languages
  • undergraduate & postgraduate Scottish History, on campus and by online learning
  • Archives, Records Management, and Family & Local History (through the Centre for Archive and Information Studies)

Our postgraduate research students are studying a wide range of topics: from the culture of death in 20th century Scotland, to British public opinion of Spain in the early 19th century.

Research uncovers historical anti-vaccination across Scotland

A PhD student from the University of Dundee has uncovered new evidence showing how vaccine hesitancy – often thought to be a modern phenomenon – can be traced back more than 150 years in Scotland

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School of Humanities
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK


+44 (0)1382 384445