School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

History

History is about exploring the past in all its complexity and otherness, and investigating the legacy and impact of that past on our present world. Our history curriculum ranges across time and space - from the Ancient World to the recent past, encompassing America, Asia and Africa as well as Ireland, Britain and Europe. Queen's is one of the leading centres for the study of History in these islands and internationally.

History is a fascinating subject in its own right, but an ideal way for you to develop and enhance your skills through pursuing a subject that inspires you. All history modules include training in writing skills, collecting, analysing and presenting data in an effective manner, both orally and in written form. Team work is developed through group projects and independent research and project management through your dissertation module.  Students are encouraged to make use of PowerPoint in their presentations.

Various modules embed employability skills in the curriculum in particular ways.  A common theme is the development of student awareness of the potential of public history for future employment.  From level one through to the MA internship module, students are encouraged to think about the ways in which museums and heritage centres as well as popular media (movies, television, radio, websites) present history to non-academic audiences.  

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Undergraduate degree courses in History

The School offers undergraduate degrees in History. These can be studied either alone or in combination with other subjects. The links below will provide more detail.

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BA (Hons) History

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Undergraduate Joint degrees programmes

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Archaeology and History (BA Joint Honours)

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History and Spanish (BA Joint Honours)

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English and History (BA Joint Honours)

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English and Social Anthropology (BA Joint Honours)

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History and International Studies (BA Joint Honours)

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History and Irish (BA Joint Honours)

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History and Philosophy (BA Joint Honours)

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History and Politics (BA Joint Honours)

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History and Social Anthropology (BA Joint Honours)

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History and Sociology (BA Joint Honours)

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History and Theology (BA Joint Honours)

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Social Anthropology and a Modern Language (BA Joint Honours)(French, Irish, Spanish)

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Masters In History

Our MA in History can be studied through six distinct strands, either full-time over 12 months or part-time over 31 months.

Irish History

Understand Ireland's History

This strand focuses on the relationship between society, culture and politics in Ireland from the 17th to the 21st centuries, and historical memory in Ireland

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Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern History

Delve deeper into the Past

Expand your understanding of and methodological approaches to the history of Ancient Rome, and of Medieval and Early-Modern Europe, Britain and Ireland

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British History

20th Century Britain Explored

An investigation of the latest historiography and debates in contemporary British political, cultural, social and urban history.

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American History

Encounter the United States

This strand looks especially the American South since c.1800, with particular focus on slavery, race relations, civil rights, labour, gender and popular culture

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Religion, Identity and Conflict

explore the role of religion in History

This strand looks at the various forms religion has taken in conflict and identity, from the Reformation to the global age, in Europe and the World

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Public History

The public representation of history and culture

This strand encourages you to think critically about the public representation of history and culture through workshops, fieldtrips and a placement.

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MA in History Modules

Modules by Semester

Description of content and MA structure

MA History Modules 2016/17

Scholarships and funding

A wide range of funding is available

The University and School offer a full range of scholarships for full-time postgraduate courses commencing in September 2017

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History Masters Modules

MA History Modules 2016/17

Masters in History Courses

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Postgraduate Research In History (PhD)

The Graduate School

Our new Graduate School is a hub for our postgraduate community, an environment that encourages initiative, a space to interact, and a place to inspire

International Scholarships 

Queen's is offering a wide range of international scholarships for 2015/16.

Further information, including the online application form, may be found here.