The School of History offers top-quality teaching by internationally recognised experts.

11th in the UK for history

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

Our expertise spans regions, time periods and types of history – pick and choose from our exceptionally wide range of modules or find someone here who shares your specialist interest.

We are a friendly and lively department, where students and staff work together to create a programme of talks, debates and social events.

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From our students

I wanted to join Queen Mary because it’s clearly the place to be for studying intellectual history and political thought. London is one of the greatest international cities: I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to live and study in such a remarkable place.
— Rutger Ceballos, History of Political Thought and Intellectual History MA (2016)

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School of History

The School of History is ranked 11th in the UK by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Our staff are at the forefront of research in their respective fields - world-leading scholars engaged in innovative teaching and bringing history to the wider public on TV and radio.

We regularly collaborate with other institutions such as the Royal Collection Trust, the National Maritime Museum, the Geffrye Museum and the V&A – giving you unique opportunities to meet curators and attend private viewings.

The School is home to a number of exciting research centres, including Centres for the Study of the History of Political Thought, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the History of the Emotions, so the teaching you receive is informed by leading-edge research.

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