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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

96% say that our staff have made the subject interesting and 94% find the course intellectually stimulating* (National Student Survey, 2016)

Meet our historians

Hear from members of the team talking 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. 


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