Social & Historical Sciences

The UCL Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences represents an area of knowledge where humanities and science meet. The interests and methods of the nine component departments offer excellent opportunities for innovative and collaborative research.

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (7)
Humanities (5)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
  • MRes + MPhil/PhD Economics
    University College London (UCL)

About

The UCL Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences represents an area of knowledge where humanities and science meet. The interests and methods of the nine component departments offer excellent opportunities for innovative and collaborative research.

Each of the departments has major research strengths in its own discipline. Some 200 academic staff contribute to the teaching activities across the faculty and their research activities are complemented by those of almost 100 research staff. The departments also play a major role in UCL’s growing network of interdisciplinary research centres.

Student Life

UCL provides students with a wealth of services and facilities to meet their cultural, social, and leisure interests and their practical needs.

In addition to those facilities outlined below, the UCL Graduate School organises welcome events for new students, and lends its support to a number of postgraduate societies catering for a range of interests.

There is also a Postgraduate Association within the UCL Students Union, which represents graduate students both on UCL committees and in the Students Union.

Outstanding location and world class resources
  • Our modern estate combines beautiful historic buildings with state-of-the-art facilities including the UCL Ear Institute's anechoic chamber. UCL holds specialised and unusual resources and equipment, including Europes only virtual financial trading floor in Computer Science.
  • UCL continues its remarkable success in attracting funding. In 2011 UCL received the third highest allocation of Research Council UK funding and the third highest allocation of European Research Council starting grants.
  • The UCL campus in Bloomsbury, central London, is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, and archives in Europe. You will be within walking distance from internationally renowned resources, such as the British Library. UCL's strong links with industrial and professional bodies based in the capital provide our students with great opportunities for career development.

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