Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


UCL Social & Historical Sciences

Social & Historical Sciences at UCL is intellectually diverse and widely regarded as world leading, with the 2022 Times Higher World University Rankings placing our social sciences 13th in the world and our arts and humanities disciplines 5th.

 UCL Social & Historical Sciences REF 2021

UCL Social & Historical Sciences is a large and vibrant community of academics and students working in eight departments and institutes: the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, History of Art and Political Science, and the Institutes of the Americas, Archaeology and Advanced Studies. 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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Programmes of Study

From Archaeology and Geography to Economics and the History of Art. You can choose programmes of study from one of our eight departments.  

Sasha Roseneil, Dean of Social & Historical Sciences

Dean's Welcome

You will be studying alongside some of the world's best researchers. Find out more about our world-class Faculty. 

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Open Days & Virtual Fairs

Join us at an Open Day to find out more about your study options and life at UCL. 

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News & Events

From the Festival of Culture to our Inaugural Lecture Series, find out what's happening in the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences.