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 Joint degrees programmes
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
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
20th Century Britain Explored
An investigation of the latest historiography and debates in contemporary British political, cultural, social and urban 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
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
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.
MA in History Modules
Modules by Semester
Description of content and MA structure
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
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
Queen's is offering a wide range of international scholarships for 2015/16.
Further information, including the online application form, may be found here.