Studying history at undergraduate with us means you will have access to a department of historians working at the cutting edge of their fields. Your seminars will be in groups of 15 or fewer (10 or fewer for special subjects) and your assignments will receive detailed and tailored feedback. You have a great choice of modules that span 5,000 years of world history and are entirely research-led.

In your first year at UCL, you will study the Writing History and Making History courses. Writing History will not only nurture the articulation of your ideas on paper but also give you the capacity to think critically about your own writing.

Programme Prospectus

Full course information, including information related to indicative modules, can be found on the individual programme prospectus pages below:


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Ancient History

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History Yr Abroad

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Why apply to UCL History?

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Studying History at UCL

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Transfer to UCL History 

Read information about internal transfers from other UCL departments. Note: We are unable to consider any further transfer applications for 2023 entry.

The best way to find out more and answer any questions that you have about the course or the university is to attend an applicant open day. Our open days include taster seminars, FAQ sessions with academics and students, and guided tours.
*Offer holder open days run from March onwards each year - if you are holding an offer you will receive an email invite.


If you have a general admissions query, please contact Undergraduate Admissions. If you query is more directly related to studying History at UCL, please contact Rebecca Jennings, UCL History Undergraduate Admissions Tutor.