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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.

The Department of Humanities places strong emphasis on intellectual curiosity and critical enquiry, helping you to gain skills essential for your future career success. 

Roehampton's advantageous location will allow you 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. Our beautiful, historic university campus is home to neoclassical art pieces and architecture, providing a compelling backdrop to the study of humanities.


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.

You can also further your career with our short courses for professionals. 

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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.



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 "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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