Our History department is the one of the largest, yet friendliest, in Britain.
The Department of History is the one of the largest, yet friendliest, in Britain. We offer an extremely wide variety of topics for you to study, with a host of postgraduate taught and research opportunities.
Our department is a warm and welcoming community with a vibrant History Society and Student-Staff Committee.
Our satisfied students
We have 95% overall satisfaction from our students, making us the highest rated History department in London and 16th in the UK (NSS, 2017).
Check out our History Society for the social side of studying with us.
Royal Holloway also hosts Citizens, a Heritage Lottery Fund supported public engagement project where students have the opportunity to help produce short YouTube videos for GCSE and A Level students studying English and British political history from Magna Carta to the Suffragettes and beyond.
Meet our historians
Hear from members of our academic staff 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.
Visit us in person at one of our taster days.