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Study human history across continents and cultures, from prehistory to the present. 

We are one of the few Schools in the UK to include historians working on every period from prehistoric humans, Ancient Greece and Rome, to medieval, early modern and modern societies. Our expertise encompasses much of the globe, with specialists in, for example, medieval Armenia, early modern England, colonial India, modern China, Nazi Germany and much more.

Birkbeck was ranked in the top eight universities in the UK for its History, Classics and Archaeology research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

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