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About us

We are a vibrant community of historians that strives for the very highest standards of research and education. We aim to inspire and empower our students to achieve their scholarly potential within an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

The 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed us 5th in the UK and 18th in the world. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we ranked 5th in the UK for research quality. 

We also achieve consistently good results in the National Student Survey (88% student satisfaction rating in 2017). 



AS_RGB_Bronze AwardOur commitment to diversity and inclusion is revealed by our Athena Swan Bronze Award, and by our upcoming application for Silver.


Contact Us

If you have a specific enquiry but are unsure who to contact, contact us and we will put you in touch with the right person.

+ 44 (0)20 7848 1078

Strand Building, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS


 Governance in the Department of History


 Our teaching and research is renowned for its: 

  • Chronological breadth – from early medieval history to the contemporary world. 
  • Global reach – spanning Britain, Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia.
  • Diverse curriculum – incorporating the histories of, and scholarship by, traditionally under-represented groups.
  • London focus – its history, heritage, libraries and archives. 
  • International links – with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fudan University in Shanghai, Sciences Po in Paris and many others. 



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King's History Society

The Department's student society is the King's History Society. Find out more on our 'Aspects of Study' pages (within the Department's Undergraduate and Postgraduate pages) or visit the society's website for further details including committee member contact details.

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Undergraduate courses


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Our Connections

Our Connections

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