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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Student View

"After finishing my PhD, I would love to work for a security agency in the public sector, such as Europol, or federal crime agencies or ministries in Brazil, Germany or the UK. I have undergone a lot of careers training while at UCL (Leadership in Action, Women in Management, Career Days)."

Verena Brahler

Degree: PhD

Subject: Americas (Institute of the), Faculty: Social and Historical Sciences

Staff View

"The UCL History of Art Department appealed to me because of its long-standing commitment to critical theory, a willingness to embrace interdisciplinary approaches and a research culture in which period isn’t the chief organising factor."

Dr Robert Mills

Reader in Medieval Art

Subject: History of Art, Faculty: Social and Historical Sciences