University of Oxford -
Faculty of History

Address Old Boys' High
School
George Street
Oxford
OX1 2RL
Contact Info. T: 01865 615000
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Type University
About Us Oxford is the oldest University in the UK, and has one of the most long-standing history departments, the Faculty of History, which has been in existence for well over a century. The University has perhaps the largest number of scholars and teachers of history in the world, and is a leader in both its teaching and its research. In the 2008 Research Assessment exercise, it was rated as the best in the country, after the five-person History of Science Department at Imperial College London. Nearly 100 permanent University post-holders research and teach an extraordinary range of subjects across a broad chronological sweep, from 300AD to the present. Student numbers are large across the University, though divided into smaller cohorts by College. There are about 1000 undergraduates reading for the Final Honour School of History, for the joint schools with English, Modern Languages, Politics, Economics