Welcome to the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London

Welcome to the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London

Welcome to the School of History at Queen Mary, London's only campus University, and one of the largest, friendliest and most distinguished history departments in the capital.

Whether you are looking to study history as an undergraduate, a postgraduate (at masters or Ph.D level) or to find out about our staff and their research we hope you will find what you are looking for here.

At the School of History we pride ourselves on:

  • Top-quality teaching from leading academics in their fields (our staff include the President of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, three recipients of the French distinction of the Ordre des Palmes académiques, and four Fellows of the British Academy more...).
  • A warm, friendly atmosphere with an emphasis on student support.
  • A broad range of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes driven by the extraordinary diversity of academic expertise in the School.
  • A growing cohort of impressive postgraduate research students who make a valued contribution to the  School and are active participants in its vibrant cultural and intellectual life.
  • High-quality, cutting-edge research (in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Queen Mary was ranked in the top 15 research universities in the UK. The School of History, having entered all of its academic staff performed outstandingly well with nearly a third of our research rated as 'world leading' and nearly two-thirds as 'internationally excellent' or better.)
  • Our strong engagement with the world outside universities (many of our staff contribute regularly to television, radio and the print media, we count an MP and a member of the House of Lords among our academic body, and through our famous Mile End Group think tank we have strong links to the worlds of journalism and politics).

If you would like to know more about any aspect of our work then please do not hesitate to contact me or one of my colleagues.

Professor Miri Rubin

Head of School