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.

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Offer holders' open days

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

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Aaron Graham receives Parliamentary History prize

Congratulations to Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Dr Aaron Graham, who has been awarded the Parliamentary History Essay Prize 2017 for an article entitled 'Legislatures, Legislation and Legislating in the British Atlantic, 1692-1800’. The prize is awarded to early-career researchers by the journal Parliamentary History for the best essay submitted on an historical subject related to the history of parliaments and representative institutions in Britain, Ireland, and British colonial dependencies. 

Published: Jan 23, 2018 4:23:03 PM

Nahrein Network team visits Baghdad

UCL’s Nahrein Network team visited Baghdad in December to develop collaborative research partnerships with Iraqi universities, domestic organisations, and Government institutions. The Nahrein Network, supported by a £1.8 million grant from the AHRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund, is designed to strengthen the sustainable development of cultural heritage and humanities in the Middle East. 

Published: Jan 5, 2018 9:55:52 AM