UCL History offers exceptional opportunities; our location in the heart of London, close to some of the finest research libraries in the world, attracts both staff and students from many different countries. It is a friendly place, with a lively communal life.
Why study History at UCL?
We offer a diverse and exciting range of options. You can study history from ancient times to the present day, from Britain and Europe, to India, China and the Americas, and from many different angles – from the study of magic to warfare, from politics to material culture. We also provide opportunities to explore London history.
What you will gain from study at UCL
You will benefit from small-group teaching and plenty of opportunities for one-to-one support and advice from your tutor. You will be taught by some of the world's leading experts in their fields, incorporating their own cutting-edge research into their teaching. We place particular importance on developing your writing skills and you will benefit from being in the heart of London. Many of our modules use the resources of the British Museum and the British Library, both being a short walk away.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is by lectures and seminars. Assessment is by examination and coursework. Year-long modules of 30 credits (8 US credits) may be taken for one term by Fall Term-only and Spring Term-only students, for reduced credit of 15 credits (4 US credits) and with alternative assessment instead of the examination. Not all options will be available in any one year, and new modules are regularly introduced; up-to-date information will be available on the web or from the department.
Modules in History
Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.
The modules listed here are subject to availability and may have changed or been replaced. Please contact the programme administrator for the latest information. Advanced seminar modules can be taken as Fall Term only or Spring Term only.
Advanced seminar modules for non-History affiliates only
|Module code||Title||US credits||ECTS credits||CU credits|
|HIST0286||History of Parliament||4 (US)||7.5 (ECTS)||15 (FHEQ)|
|HIST0288||Medieval History in London Collections||4 (US)||7.5 (ECTS)||15 (FHEQ)|
Advanced seminar modules
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