Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the most authoritative assessment of research quality in the UK, confirmed Hertfordshire’s reputation as one of the best history departments in the UK.

The History department at Hertfordshire was ranked 1st for the impact of its research with 100% of the submission being graded as 4 star.

The department was ranked 5th for the quality, and significance of its research in the REF.

A full 85% of the History department’s research was rated 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent'.

What makes us distinctive?
The History department at Hertfordshire has built an extraordinary range of links with communities outside academia, on a local, regional and international level.

Please explore this website, whether you are:

  • a scholar or heritage professional wanting to know the latest developments and cutting-edge methods in history
  • a student looking to take a BA, MA by Research, PhD or Professional Doctorate in Heritage
  • a business looking to turn history to your advantage
  • a member of our local and regional communities wishing to get involved in our projects.


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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