Prospective students: undergraduate

As a history undergraduate at UCL, you'll have access to a department of historians all working at the cutting edge of their fields.

Everyone teaches, and everyone wants to teach you. All of your seminars will be in groups of 15 or fewer (10 or fewer in your final year special subject classes). And every single piece of work you do for us, including exam papers, will be returned to you in a one-to-one tutorial with the person who taught you.

Not all history departments can make these promises.

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Our programmes

We teach four undergraduate programmes at UCL History. The BAs in Ancient History and History are three-year courses. History with a European Language and History with a Year Abroad will take you four years of full-time study to complete. Select from the list below to visit the UCL prospectus pages and find out more about each of the options we offer.


Ancient History 

History with a European Language 

History with a Year Abroad 

Open days

The best way to find out more and answer any questions that you have about the course or the university is to attend an open day at UCL. We usually run pre-applicant university open days in June and September, and three post-offer open days in February and March. However, in 2020-21 we are doing things differently due to the pandemic. 

We welcome pre-application queries from students considering applying to UCL History. If you would like to discuss any of our degrees with the undergraduate admissions tutor, please email Dr Iain Stewart on i.stewart@ucl.ac.uk

Whether you are thinking of applying or already hold an offer please do explore our website for further information on all the modules currently on offer. You can find module details for the BA History degree here and for BA Ancient History here. If you are interested in our History with a Year Abroad degree, please click here, and for BA History with a European Language please see here

Starting in February, we will be running a variety of online virtual events for offer holders. These will include taster seminars, Q&A sessions with academics and students, and other remote activities. Offer holders will be contacted in advance about these events by email. At present no onsite events are planned, but this is under review and we will let offer holders know of any opportunities to visit our campus as and when the public health situation allows for this.  

Register for the next UCL open day

Undergraduate brochure

Once you've read the official information on the UCL prospectus, you should take a look at our informal undergraduate brochure. It's packed with information and useful tips from our staff and students, giving you the inside track on what it's like and what you'll need to study here at UCL History.