Research Reputation

We are a team of enthusiastic and ambitious researchers who have enjoyed considerable success at the last two Research Assessment Exercises (RAE). We scored 5 in RAE 2001 and comparably in the most recent RAE 2008. Our results make us one of the strongest History departments in Scotland.

Visit our individual staff webpages for details of staff interests and expertise

The excellence of our research has also been demonstrated in other ways in recent years, including our winning of various prizes and awards and an excellent record of securing research funding.

Our research covers a range of areas, with particular strengths in Scottish, British, Irish, American, European and Global History.

Visit the Scottish Centre for Global History website

Visit the Centre for Scottish Culture website

History at Dundee is based within the School of Humanities, which includes colleagues from the disciplines of English, Philosophy, Politics and Languages. Interdisciplinary research is promoted and encouraged within the University of Dundee.

Postgraduate Opportunities

We offer taught and research-based postgraduate degrees in British, European and American history from the early modern period to the present which attract full-time and part-time postgraduate students from the UK and overseas.

Find out more about History taught Postgraduate courses

Find out more about Postgraduate Research in History


We have a range of active projects reflecting the wide range and interdisciplinarity of our research interests.

Find out more about some of our Research Projects


We run a programme of Research Seminars during the year - open to everyone.

Check the latest Seminar Programme