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Work closely with world-class historians

Do you want to join a vibrant community of historians? Become a part of innovative and research-intensive programmes? Benefit from the expertise of outstanding academics? Develop valuable new knowledge and transferrable skills? 


For September 2024/25, we are delighted to offer the Global Talent Scholarship and other masters scholarships of up to £4,000 for eligible students. Learn more about the scholarships and view the full terms and conditions via the link below.

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Why History at Queen Mary?

The School of History at Queen Mary University of London has an international reputation for outstanding scholarship. 

Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the contemporary, including African, American, Asian, British and European history. We are particularly well-known for our strengths in cultural, intellectual and political history. 

As a Russell Group university, we pride ourselves on our friendly, collaborative atmosphere and the intellectual stimulation of our postgraduate programmes. 

Our location means that students can enjoy easy access to all the research libraries, archives, museums and social opportunities that London has to offer. 

A History degree will give you numerous skills highly valued by employers, ranging from detailed analysis of complex source materials, considered and critical report writing, excellent research and organisational skills to persuasive presentations made using detailed evidence. 

Many of our graduates have done or are currently doing PhDs or are in academia– both in London and at a variety of other institutions from Oxford and Cambridge to Berkeley and Yale.  

Students have also gone on to work:  

  • at the BBC  
  • in publishing, at prestigious academic presses like Polity Press  
  • as political advisers in Westminster, the European Parliament, and on  
  • congressional campaigns in the US  
  • at NGOs like Global Witness  
  • as researchers  
  • in finance   
  • in teaching
I can sincerely say I have loved the MA. The course professors are incredibly respected professionals in the field, which reassured me of the quality of education and expertise I would receive. Overall, I would describe it as the opportunity to be part of a community where you feel like both your intellectual and personal concerns have room to be expressed and explored.
— Cristina Conesa, MA History of Political Thought (2021)

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