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The UCL History department, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world for the quality of both its research and teaching, and our rewarding programmes make it an exciting place to study over 5000 years of history, across every continent, from the ancient Middle East to the twenty-first century.

We take pride in being elite but not elitist, and are committed to nurturing talent, irrespective of students' backgrounds, and to maintaining a learning environment in which students are both supported and stretched in order to both make the transition into higher education and achieve their full potential. Read more


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We will be hosting open days for those already holding an offer to study an undergraduate degree at UCL History on the 7 of February, and the 21 and 28 of March.

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Obituary for Professor John Lynch

Aged 91, Professor John Lynch has died in north London. Born in 1927 in Boldon Collieries in County Durham, one of three small villages which kept a coal-mining  tradition till 1982, he identified strongly with north-east England. After three years of military service Professor Lynch took the four-year undergraduate MA (sic!) at the University of Edinburgh, before moving to UCL to  read for a PhD in Latin American history supervised by Professor RA (Robin) Humphreys. In the post-war period the UCL History Department was the national pioneer of modern Latin American history, just as it was of ancient history of the Near East. In 1954 Professor Lynch was appointed a lecturer in history at the University of Liverpool. He had both to teach broadly on modern, including Irish, history, and to complete his thesis on late Spanish colonial history, much of it researched in the imperial archives at Seville, a city for which he retained a deep affection. 

Published: May 16, 2018 10:36:18 AM

Nahrein Network announces first Visiting Iraqi Scholarships

The Nahrein Network and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) are pleased to announce that four candidates have been awarded a scholarship to conduct research in the UK. The Visiting Iraqi Scholarship Scheme is one of the few opportunities available to Iraqi academics and practitioners in history, heritage and humanities to conduct research at a UK research host institution.

Published: May 11, 2018 2:15:23 PM