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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Welcome to our new students!

UCL History is delighted to welcome new cohorts of undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate students as we begin the 2017/18 academic year. Welcome back, too, to all returning students. We hope that all of you find this year rewarding and fun.

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Catherine Hall receives Bochum Historians' Award 2017

Professor Emeritus Catherine Hall has been awarded the sixth Bochum Historians' Award. The €25,000 prize is awarded every three years by the History of the Ruhr Foundation to honour a historian’s lifetime work. Catherine is the first woman to receive the prize; previous recipients include Eric Hobsbawm and Jürgen Kocka. 

Published: Sep 21, 2017 5:28:23 PM