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.

To keep up with research, events and activities in the School you can follow us on Twitter, or read posts from staff and students on our blog, The Historian.

Professor Julian Jackson, Head of School.

Upcoming events

September 2017

February 2018

Thursday 8th Peston Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus


Professor Roy Foster writes for the Evening Standard

Wednesday August 9th

Professor Roy Foster writes for the Evening Standard about the uniqueness of Leo Varadkar, the new Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland. 

History at QMUL scores 92 per cent for student satisfaction

Wednesday August 9th

The 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) questioned UK undergraduates on various aspects of their student experience, including their overall satisfaction. According to the survey, overall student satisfaction at QMUL’s School of History is at 92 per cent. This ranks QMUL History third in London.

QMUL’s overall satisfaction score, according to the survey, stands at 83 per cent: 16 subjects at QMUL score higher than the average sector satisfaction while 9 are ranked number one in London. 

Dr Robert Henderson's new book : Vladimir Burtsev and the Struggle for a Free Russia

Friday July 14th

Dr Robert Henderson has written a new book, Vladimir Burtsev and the Struggle for a Free Russia. Dr Henderson analyses Burtsev’s struggle against the Tsarist regime in the latter half of the 19th century, and traces his opposition to Bolshevism following the revolution in 1917. Burtsev’s life is set in the context of Russian and European history, and Dr Henderson uses Burtsev as a means to explore topics such as European police collaboration, prison systems, diplomatic relations, and Russia’s relationship with Europe. Extensive original archival research and previously untranslated Russian source material is incorporated throughout the text.