The teaching ranges from classical history up to late twentieth-century Ireland and Europe, and the organisation of the degree courses allow students to sample modules from all of these areas. The department is strongly research-led, and is well-respected because of this.
The opportunity to discuss research topics with experts in the field, and to debate these issues in seminars.
Prizes: Best Performance in First Year Examination; Lewis Warren Prize for Best Performance in Medieval History Module; Harford Montgomery Hyde Prize for Highest Aggregate Mark in Single Honours History. Since leaving Queen's I have been awarded Funding: Master’s Studentship, University of York; Doctoral award from AHRB (now AHRC); Power Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research/Economic History Society; Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities; Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship.
I took some language courses, including Latin, and took dances classes too. I joined the Student History Society and made many new friends through the events that it organised.
I am a Leverhulme Eary Career Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. My research focuses on late medieval cultural and social history, but I also teach history to undergraduates too. The opportunity to continue researching history, and to share these findings with students is exciting and very rewarding.
I would definitely recommend studying History to prospective students at Queens. As a History student, you gain a wide range of transferable skills that employers do recognise and respect.