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  • Department of Humanities

    Study the past to understand the future in a department that offers a diverse range of courses in History, Philosophy, Classical Civilisation and Theology and Religious Studies.

    Roehampton’s advantageous location allows students to engage with London’s cultural and historical heritage. We are the closest university to the National Archives, and London’s resources for the study of classics, religions and theology are inexhaustible.

    Plus our own university campus grounds and buildings display a large number of neoclassical artworks and architecture, which provides a compelling and inspirational backdrop to the study of humanities.

  • Courses

    We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in History, Philosophy, Classical Civilisation and Theology and Religious Studies.

    Study with us and you can choose to combine your passion for any of our courses by studying across different subject areas.

    At postgraduate level, our MRes courses are tailor-made to meet your research interests.

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  • Teaching

    Join us and you will benefit from our research-led teaching, delivered by engaging and approachable lecturers in a department that has specialisms as diverse as magic, Marxism, gender studies, Islam and many others. Among our academic staff we have high-profile theologians, historians, classicists and philosophers.

    Many of our courses offer interesting work placement opportunities that will help you pursue a wide range of professional careers.


  • Research

    The Department places strong emphasis on research, which is championed at all levels of study. Teaching is research-led, and we have a growing number of PhD students.

    100% of our research in History is rated "world leading" or "internationally excellent" for the impact it has on society (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

    Find out about TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership funding opportunities here

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  • What our students say

    Jack Wilcock, BA History

    "The lectures are rich and varied in terms of content and the lecturers provide well rounded, profound knowledge on each subject."

    Jack Wilcock
    BA History
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