Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Case Studies

UCL Social & Historical Sciences is widely regarded as world leading, with the faculty rated 13th in the world by the Times Higher World University Rankings and several departments in the top ten. Globally recognised for our teaching and research, we're defined by a strong culture of innovation. From climate change to economic inequality, our academics, alumni and students are exploring new ways to address pressing problems.


Together we’re stronger. With partners like the British Museum, HS2 and Camden Council, we’re pooling resources and creating lasting social impact.

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Expertise and consultancy

Working as consultants to different organisations, we use our research and expertise to have the biggest impact on the ground.

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Technology and licensing

We develop new technologies, apply our research to industry and create spinouts, to take new ideas to market faster.

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Technology to make social networks safer. A luggage storage network worth $12 million. New virtual reality games to get kids into history. Meet our entrepreneurs.

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Our Students and Graduates

Many of our students and graduates become pioneers in their own right. We’re hugely proud of their many achievements.

* Times Higher World University Rankings 2022