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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 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed us 6th in the UK and 20th in the world. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we ranked 5th in the UK for research quality.

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

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

 

 

 

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.
  • Methodological variety – including political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual history, the history of science, technology and medicine, and digital humanities perspectives. 
  • 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. 
 Find out more about the King's Department of History by watching our introductory video:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Department's student society is the King's History Society. Find out more on our 'Special Aspects of Study' pages, or visit the society's website for further details including committee member contact details.

More about the Department of History

Partners

Partners

The Department of History has strong links with national and international partners

Alumni

Alumni

History Department - careers, graduate destinations and more

People

People

Department of History people pages and academic profiles

Discover History

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate

Undergraduate opportunities with the Department of History and other information

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Postgraduate opportunities with the Department of History and other information

Our Connections

Our Connections

Our partnerships and connections both within King's and around the world

Research

Research

Key History Department research information, including current/past projects and their impact