The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology has a long and distinguishedas an international centre of excellence, known for its strengths across a broad range of historical periods and cultures.
The Department is renowned as a centre of original and influential research. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (2014), the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology was ranked 7th among all history departments in Britain (THS research intensity table), with 85% of its research portfolio deemed of world leading or internationally excellent quality.
We offer stimulating teaching programmes across a range of subject areas, catering for all levels of study.
Our academic staff are recognised internationally as authorities in their field. They collaborate with other colleges of the University of London in running research s and Institute of Classical Studies, in addition to hosting events, conferences, public lectures and workshops.
Read about the experiences of our students at all levels of study.
A number of our programmes involve collaboration with partner institutions, such as the British Library and the Institute of Historical Research, whose distinctive resources and collections significantly complement our teaching. We also work closely with affiliated research centres.
We are located within very easy reach of the College Library, the University of London Library, and the Institute of Historical Research, and a few minutes' walk from the new British Library and other academic institutions.
School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy
We are part of Birkbeck's School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, which unites us with five other departments of Birkbeck, University of London.