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Studying History

Dr Alex Windscheffel, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History and Imperial History, tells us why the Department of History at Royal Holloway is so attractive to applicants.

The History department at Royal Holloway is a vibrant and friendly place with a global reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Students work with internationally-renowned specialists who are developing the very latest thinking on historical problems. This leading edge knowledge informs the curriculum and enhances students' learning experience. As members of one of the largest and most influential departments in the country, students can choose from an exceptional range of historical subjects. We are committed to providing individual attention to each student and offer a supportive, intellectual environment conducive to study. By studying History at Royal Holloway you will gain a strong foundation for a variety of rewarding careers or further study.

Our satisfied students

We are ranked 7th (out of 99 departments) in the UK for overall student satisfaction (96 per cent).  99 per cent of our students thought our staff were good at explaining things, and gave us a total score of 96 per cent for the quality of our teaching.*

Meet the staff

Some of the team talk about their research, how it informs and influences their teaching, and what it's like to be a member of the History department at Royal Holloway. 

*National Student Survey, 2014



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