Intercollegiate Courses in History at the University of London
Many History degree courses are available to students currently studying at different Member Institutions of the University of London.
The IHR provides an annual listing of intercollegiate History courses for University of London students wishing to study at another institution.
Many of the History courses taught in the Member Institutions of the University of London are offered on an intercollegiate basis. Intercollegiate teaching provides History students in London with an unparalleled range of choice and specialism.
Application for places
University of London students who wish to take an intercollegiate course must seek advice from their own department (the 'home' institution) to ensure that their choice conforms to the regulations and practices of the degree for which they are registered. Applications for places on intercollegiate courses are made through the student's home institution.
The timetable of teaching of intercollegiate courses may be different from that of the student's home department, as term dates can vary between institutions, and classes may be scheduled during Reading Weeks. Please refer to the information provided by the individual colleges (links below) for details.
The size of classes is limited. Most institutions offering courses intercollegiately operate a quota system for students from other institutions and reserve some places for their own students. Demand for some courses is especially high, and students should take this into account when making their course choices.
All courses taken intercollegiately are assessed in accordance with the regulations and practices of the institution at which the course is taught (the 'host' institution). Please refer to the information provided by the individual colleges (links below) for details.
The credit value of modules from different institutions may vary. Please check any variations with your home institution to ensure that they can approve your choice.
Some institutions charge a fee for attendance. Please refer to the information provided by the individual colleges (links below) for details.
The undergraduate intercollegiate courses are divided into two groups: Group 2 and Group 3. Group 2 courses focus on specific themes. Group 3 courses are 'special subjects' with a strong emphasis on the study of primary sources. They are double-weighted, and often involve a 10,000-word essay.
Students are advised to discuss any problems in relation to intercollegiate courses with their home institution.
Links to the modules offered intercollegiately in 2022/23
- Birkbeck University of London
- Goldsmiths College
- King's College London
- Queen Mary University of London
- Royal Holloway (please scroll down to ‘Intercollegiate courses’)
- University College London