Research course


UCL - University College London · History

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

UCL History has a huge range of research specialities from ancient to contemporary history. Over 30 full-time academics are based in the Department, all with different interests and areas of expertise. See the staff homepage for the full range of research covered within the department.

We have a wide range of expertise, from staff whose research is world-leading and current. Students participate in the Research Training Seminar and in the Skills Development programme to assist their work and to prepare them for life after research. The Department guarantees students opportunities to teach Undergraduates on modules which are specific to their research area or more general. Located in the centre of London our students have access to an unparalleled range of resources and thriving academic networks. UCL History is home to around 90 research students and is a vibrant and exciting community. You can find out what out students are researching and what their backgrounds are here:

Department specialisms

American and Latin American history Ancient history (in particular, Greek, Roman and the Ancient Near East) Medieval history Early modern and modern history of Britain and Europe Intellectual history Transnational history Medieval history Transnational history History of medicine The department currently hosts five UK Research Council-funded research projects: Law and the End of Empire (Projet Volterra); Mechanisms of Communication in an Ancient Empire; The East India Company at Home: 1757–1857; Cultural Memory and British Cinema-Going in the 1960s; The Legacies of British Slave-ownership.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Our students are funded primarily through central UCL studentships, including Wolfson scholarships and Graduate and Overseas Research Studentships (GRS/ORS), through external funding bodies including the AHRC and ESRC and finally through departmental funding. Funding opportunities change each academic year so for a full list of studentships go to:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Jasmine Gane
+44 (0)20 7679 1340
020 7679 3001