Research programmes

Taught programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available


UCL is in an ideal location five minutes away from the best concentration of resources for historical research in Europe: the British Library, the Institutes of Historical Research and Classical Studies, the Warburg Institute and the UCL Institute of the Americas. Scholars visit UCL from all over the world and engage with students and staff at seminars, workshops and conferences. Many postgraduate students take advantage of the plethora of networking opportunities available and are often involved in hosting events. We offer individual research supervision from world-leading historians and a commitment to individual attention for all students, with dedicated tutoring and small-group teaching. The department has a high success rate in securing studentships and we offer opportunities for paid teaching experience.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
History MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Ancient History MA FT, PT
Chinese Health and Humanity MA FT
Chinese Studies (Health and Humanity) MA FT
European History MA FT, PT
History MA FT, PT
Late Antique and Byzantine Studies MA FT, PT
Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA FT, PT
Transnational Studies MA FT, PT

Student/staff ratios

  • 30 staff
  • 78 taught students
  • 89 research students


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Alumni View

"I made contacts at other universities and was encouraged to take part in conferences, receiving financial support to do so, which was great for getting general research experience and networking skills."

Emma Wiik

Research Associate, Loughborough University, 2012

Subject: Geography, Faculty: Social and Historical Sciences

Student View

"I chose to apply for graduate study at UCL because the programme was extremely attractive, the supervisors that I was going to work with were great, and because the environment at my department fosters healthy competition and self-development."

Javier Sajuria

Degree: PhD

Subject: Political Science, Faculty: Social and Historical Sciences