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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 the First Year you take Foundation and Gateway courses, which introduce you to broad historical themes and unfamiliar periods and cultures.

In the second and third year the courses 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 a Student Staff Committee.

See our information for current students to get an idea of the courses offered.


Mark 2 


"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. Royal Holloway’s active Students' Union and position as the largest sporting college in the University of London also ensures that there is always plenty to do, whatever your interest."

 - Mark, BA History



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