Study at the IHR
Why study at the IHR?
Study in London, one of the world’s most diverse cities; a global city for cultural, business, media, sports and social activity and recently voted second in the QS ‘Best Student Cities in the World’ ranking.The IHR is situated in close proximity to the British Museum, Theatreland, the restaurants of Fitzrovia and shopping in Oxford and Regent Streets.
Enjoy the IHR's prime location in leafy Bloomsbury, located within the University of London’s Senate House, and in easy walking distance of the British Library and many other Colleges of the Federation, such as SOAS, Birkbeck, UCL, LSE and the Institute of Education.
Use the IHR’s world renowned library with over 180,000 history books and periodicals, and enjoy free access to the University of London’s Senate House Library with over 1m books. Also available are other unique collections such as those of the Institute of Classical Studies and the Warburg.
Take part in our our huge range of history seminars which draw specialists from London and beyond participate in our numerous specialist history research training programmes and take advantage of the IHR’s unique position at the forefront of digital and online resources in history.
Take advantage of the Institute’s position at the centre of academic history, and work alongside our established research centres in History – the Centre for Metropolitan History and the Victoria County History, as well as benefitting from the Institute’s network of Senior, Honorary, Research and Associate fellows
Enjoy the Institute's connections with numerous nationally and internationally renowned library and art collections, and utilise our links and partnerships with the cultural and heritage sector, professional bodies, Guilds and Livery Companies, Archives, the City of London and higher education institutions in the UK and internationally.
What do we offer?
Phd in History
The IHR offers supervision in a number of subject areas across different periods. Subjects include:
- religious history
- political history
- economic and social history
MA in Historical Research
The course offers wide-ranging research training, and importance is placed on:
- the use of architecture and material culture
- the use of archaeology and literature
- the introduction of key historical approaches.
MRes in Historical Research
The course is an integrated research training programme covering:
- research methodologies
- research design
- effective communication
MA in Garden and Landscape History
This degree provides a rigorous environment in which students will learn a range of skills, and includes:
- teaching at the IHR
- visits to museums and galleries
- optional overseas visit to Italy
It is worth noting that the tutors who deliver the teaching are not only recognised experts in the field of urban and regional history, but are also ideally qualified to provide the practical, skills-based training on which the Programme depends. The IHR constitutes an outstanding resource in this respect. Professor Carole Rawcliffe, University of East Anglia, Independent Assessor, 2011