Where better to study history than in a city that’s over 2000 years old? Simply put, London is steeped in history. From archives and libraries to museums, it has a wealth of resources, locations and hidden gems that will complement your studies, inspire you and fire up your curiosity.
Queen Mary is located in one of the capital’s most thriving and energetic areas, where historic streets and artistic hubs sit side by side. East London is a diverse, multi-cultural area that is home to institutions such as the V&A Museum of Childhood and the Ragged School Museum and 19 Princelet Street, which explores the waves of immigration which have shaped London.
Outside of the East End, there are a number of key locations which students also have easy access to. As home to some of the most iconic public records, the National Archives at Kew is a hugely important resource and it’s just a tube ride away from our Mile End Campus.
The School of History makes the most of our location to enhance our students’ experience of their modules with built-in excursions. These include fieldwork in the First Year skills module, History in Practice, to our Architecture in London, London and its Museums, Contemporary Art and Society modules which are available to Second and Final Year students.
There’s always something going on in the school outside of the class hours which can enrich your studies. This could be anything from a Hitchcock film screening to a talk or debate organised by our active and enthusiastic History Society - recent guests include the popular historians Andrew Marr and Dan Snow.
As a History student, you will also have full access to Queen Mary’s three libraries across its four London campuses. The Mile End library has a mix of group study and individual study areas, as well as PC rooms and contemplation spaces. There are a range of services available to students at the library, including free laptop loans and secure charging boxes. You’ll also have access to the University of London’s central facilities – including the iconic Senate House library in Bloomsbury.