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.  

Click on the tabs above to view the different History programmes offered by the School of HAPP

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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.