School of History

Taster days



The School of History at Queen Mary offers a series of Taster Days open to Year 12 (lower-sixth) students from all over the UK.

If you are thinking of applying to university, Taster Days are a great opportunity to experience a day as a university student, learn more about the courses we offer, explore our Mile End campus, and get advice on preparing your UCAS application.

Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!  

When to visit:

In 2019 we will hold Taster Days on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 25 June
  • Wednesday 26 June   
  • Thursday 27 June

Registration for these days will open in early 2019, but if you would like to recieve an email when this goes live, please provide your details here.

Please note: We will endeavour to offer the seminars as advertised here, but the programme may be liable to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

What to expect:

Below is an example of a typical Taster Day programme:




History at Queen Mary – a talk from a member of the Admissions team


Seminar 1 (students choose from a range of options)


Seminar 2 (students choose from a range of options)




Campus Tour 


Lecture from a senior member of teaching staff


Advice on applying to university, UCAS and feedback session

2018 Seminar Offering

The file below outlines the provisional programme of seminars that ran during our 2018 Taster Day Series. 

How to apply

Registrations for 2019 Taster Days will open early next year, but if you would like to be notified when this goes live, please provide your details here. 

How to get to us

For directions on how to get to Queen Mary Mile End Campus, and how to find the School of History once you get here, please consult How to get here [PDF 230KB] and the Mile End Campus map [PDF 936KB]. The ArtsTwo Building is number 35 on the Campus Map.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our School of History Taster Days, please contact our Recruitment and Admissions Administrator who will be happy to assist you.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8370