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Undergraduate courses

Our History degrees are based on a course unit system: you will take four units in each of your three years of study.

In your first year you will take foundation and gateway courses, which introduce you to broad historical themes and unfamiliar periods and cultures.

In your second and third year the courses will become more thematic, with opportunities for individual projects. The Department makes every effort to provide you with support in terms of personal advice, particularly for those with special needs.

The Department is also a very active community with a vibrant History Society and Student-Staff Committee.

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What our students say

"I leapt at the opportunity to study at Royal Holloway, a university with an international reputation and one of the best history departments in the UK. The huge range and breadth of courses available to me, combined with the advanced facilities and dedicated, friendly staff, never cease to stimulate and broaden my knowledge. The innovative teaching methods and skills courses have helped me develop as an historian, endowing me with skills that I will be able to use for the rest of my life."

Mark, BA History



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