Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


About Us

Social & Historical Sciences at UCL is intellectually diverse and widely regarded as world leading, with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024 placing our social sciences 14th in the world and our arts and humanities disciplines 6th.

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We are 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.
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Find contact details for the Faculty Office, Vice Deans and Professional Services staff including finance, teaching and support and marketing communications staff.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at UCL Social & Historical Sciences, including Department activity and Faculty initiatives.

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Our departments and institutes

The Faculty brings together nine academic institutes and departments, all of whom are dedicated to investigating the social, political, economic and environmental structures and processes that shape the world.



Learn more about the wide variety of specialist centres that complement our commitment to teaching and research excellence.