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Find out about the postgraduate programmes on offer, what we look for in an applicant, the facilities and research expertise available to PG students and the kinds of careers our graduates go on to, from Jonathan Phillips and Anna Whitelock, below. Click on each video to view.

History overview  History applicants  History facilities 
History research  History careers 

Films courtesy  of PostgraduateSearch.com


The History Department has a large and lively community of postgraduates, many of them part-time. With more than 30 full-time members of staff, we offer an exceptional variety of expertise and high quality of research. The Department also benefits from the University of London libraries and seminar programmes, and from proximity to the National Archives at Kew and the British Library in central London. Royal Holloway MA courses are taught either on the Egham campus or at the College's central London teaching site at 11 Bedford Square.

For information about our taught postgraduate courses ( MAs in History, Public History, Crusader Studies, Medieval Studies, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, Holocaust Studies, Hellenic Studies and Political Thought), follow the links in 'Find your course' located on the right-hand side of this page.

To learn more about the content of our MA programmes and what is happening on them currently, follow the links to our Departmental webpages on the lefthand side of this page.

As part of the TECHNE consortium, Royal Holloway's History Department offers Research Preparation Master's Scholarships. Please click here for further details. Please note that these studentships are only for MA students intending to go on to further study at PhD level and that they are extremely competitive.

For information and advice about how to apply for one of our MA programmes, please consult the College's online application service Embark.


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