Department of History

More and detailed information about the department to be available on its upcoming official department website.


The department of History is one of the oldest departments at Chancellor College. It is home to a diverse compliment of staff, some of whom are among the most renowned in the discipline.


It offers students a broad historical education, focusing on how the world today has come to be as it is. The approach of lessons in the History department focuses on various perspectives of human history, from the political, the social, the economic and the intellectual. 


Curricula in the department are designed in such a way that they provide students with a balanced understanding of past developments in Africa and similar developments elsewhere in the world. The department emphasises thematic, cross-cultural and comparative approaches to history.

Students can register for a variety of courses at undergraduate level. 

Graduate Programmes

The History department also offers a Masters degree in African Social History.