Welcome to the School of History at QMUL

Welcome to the School of History at Queen Mary, London’s only campus university. We are one of the largest, friendliest and most distinguished history departments in the country.

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

— Professor Colin Jones CBE, Head of School.


Upcoming events

August 2016

Wednesday 31st QMUL

September 2016


Professor Richard Bourke in History Today

Thursday August 18th

Professor Richard Bourke writes for the September issue of "History Today". In his piece 'Power and the People', Prof Bourke discusses the the relationship between sovereignity and politics.

PDF of the article: The Power and the People.pdf

Professor Gareth Stedman Jones' new book reviewed in the Guardian

Monday August 15th

The Guardian reviewed Professor Gareth Stedman Jones’ new biography ‘Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion’. The review states that "Karl Marx’s true dreams and the ideology that bears his name are very different things, according to this exhaustive biography".

QMUL History second in London for student satisfaction

Wednesday August 10th

The results of the 2016 National Student Survey were released today, 10 August.

Overall student satisfaction at QMUL’s School of History is at 94 per cent. The results of the survey places QMUL History third among Russell Group universities, and second in London. We have achieved 96 per cent student satisfaction in our teaching. Professor Colin Jones, Head of the School of History, said "We are delighted with the results which underline the School's continued endeavours to place student experience at the heart of what we do."

Overall, the survey places QMUL in fourth position in London. QMUL continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction.