Best Universities for History in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in History. A graph of 574K citations received by 132K academic papers made by 366 universities in Europe was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For History

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  2. For History

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  3. For History

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  4. For History

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  5. For History

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  6. For History

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  7. For History

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  8. For History

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  9. For History

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  10. For History

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  11. For History

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  12. For History

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  13. For History

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  14. For History

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  15. For History

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  16. For History

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  17. For History

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  18. For History

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  19. For History

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  20. For History

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  21. For History

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  22. For History

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  23. For History

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  24. For History

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  25. For History

    SOAS, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1916
  26. For History

    Royal Holloway, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1849
  27. For History

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  28. For History

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  29. For History

    University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  30. For History

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  31. For History

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  32. For History

    Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  33. For History

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  34. For History

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  35. For History

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  36. For History

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  37. For History

    Birkbeck, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1823
  38. For History

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  39. For History

    University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  40. For History

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  41. For History

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  42. For History

    University of Hull logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  43. For History

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  44. For History

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  45. For History

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  46. For History

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  47. For History

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  48. For History

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  49. For History

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  50. For History

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  51. For History

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  52. For History

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  53. For History

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  54. For History

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  55. For History

    Aberystwyth University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1872
  56. For History

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  57. For History

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  58. For History

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  59. For History

    Ulster University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  60. For History

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  61. For History

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  62. For History

    Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  63. For History

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  64. For History

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  65. For History

    University of Stirling logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1967
  66. For History

    National Research University Higher School of Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  67. For History

    University of Essex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  68. For History

    University College Cork logo
    Enrollment
    21,894
    Founded
    1845
  69. For History

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  70. For History

    Swansea University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1920
  71. For History

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  72. For History

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  73. For History

    Bangor University logo
    Enrollment
    11,270
    Founded
    1884
  74. For History

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  75. For History

    Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  76. For History

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  77. For History

    University of Strathclyde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  78. For History

    University of Warsaw logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    42,700
    Founded
    1816
  79. For History

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  80. For History

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  81. For History

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  82. For History

    University of the Basque Country logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
  83. For History

    University of Wales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1893
  84. For History

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  85. For History

    Nottingham Trent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  86. For History

    University of Roehampton logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2004
  87. For History

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  88. For History

    Jagiellonian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    41,661
    Founded
    1364
  89. For History

    Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  90. For History

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  91. For History

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  92. For History

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  93. For History

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  94. For History

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  95. For History

    University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    49,769
    Founded
    1911
  96. For History

    Adam Mickiewicz University logo
    Enrollment
    43,200
    Founded
    1919
  97. For History

    University of Portsmouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  98. For History

    University of Bradford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1966
  99. For History

    University of Central Lancashire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  100. For History

    University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457