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The Department of History is rated in the top national assessment category for teaching, and is recognised as world-leading in its research. It is the largest History department in the University of London and one of the biggest in the country.

We provide a friendly and welcoming environment within which we aim to give you the maximum flexibility to pursue your own interests, helping you to construct a coherant degree programme that provides an exciting sense of the development of societies and institutions over time.

Our students have access to some of the richest facilities for historical research anywhere in the world; in addition to the College’s substantial library collections, there is the National Archives, British Library and other libraries of the University of London.

The College and surrounding area has a rich history, and nearby Runnymede is noteworthy for the signing of Magna Carta in 1215. 


What our students say

"From the moment I saw the amazing Founder's Building, I knew this was the place I wanted to study History. The degree structure allowed me to construct my own profile of courses with advice always on hand. The various amenities, and tremendous diversity of the student body, has meant that I've gained a strong academic grounding but I'm well prepared for life after my degree too."

Alicia, BA History


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