Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


UCL Social & Historical Sciences

Welcome to UCL Social & Historical Sciences. Our interests span the globe, as we seek to understand the social, political, economic, cultural and environmental processes that have shaped the world over time.

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About UCL Social & Historical Sciences

"Being a part of SHS is fundamentally about doing good research and education. I know colleagues get out of bed in the morning really compelled by important questions around climate change, inequality and sustainable development, among many others."

A short introduction to the UCL Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences from the Dean, Professor Jennifer Hudson.

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Study with us

Thinking about studying with us? Find out more about life as a UCL Social & Historical Sciences student.



Read about our Faculty's research, wide variety of specialist centres and how we've done in the most recent REF.

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Innovation & Enterprise

Globally recognised for our teaching and research, we're defined by a strong culture of innovation.

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News & Events

Keep up-to-date with news and events from the Faculty and its Departments.

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About Us

We are a large and vibrant community of academics and students working in eight departments and institutes.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion, including Department activity and Faculty initiatives.