External courses

The modern historical profession is a complex enterprise that uses a fantastic variety of different techniques in pursuit of knowledge.  The days when historians all used roughly the same methods are long gone, if they ever existed at all: nowadays virtually every historian needs to acquire a distinctive set of specialised skills tailored to the sources and approaches that they use.

There are many providers of training and many ways to learn these techniques, be it online or face-to-face. Most institutions organise their own training programmes in fundamental skills for postgraduates and other researchers, and below you can find  four different pathways for research training beyond the IHR.

University of London / School of Advanced Study

London and the southeast

Elsewhere in the UK

Online training

The IHR is developing what will become a large and wide-ranging set of free and paid-for online training courses: History Spot.