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3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

History BA

The undergraduate History programme at Queens offers students a wide choice of modules. Courses span a long chronological period from Ancient History through to the late twentieth century. The School has specialists in ancient, medieval, early modern and modern history. The modules on offer to undergraduates also cover a wide geographical area that includes Ireland, England, Scotland, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Students can choose modules that focus on gender, social and cultural history, race, colonial history, politics, religious and economic change.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB

Access Course

Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level

BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma

  • QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade
  • RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade


A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree.

English Language Requirements

An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school. 

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Program content

Stage 1

Core Modules

  • History and Historians
  • Exploring History 1
  • History and Society
  • Exploring History 2

Stage 2

Modules at Level 2 are generally survey modules seeking to convey a sense of the principal events, trends and developments in a particular country or region over a fairly long time span:

Examples include:

  • Alexander the Great
  • Europe Between the Wars
  • Nineteenth-Century Ireland
  • The American South, 1619-1865
  • Cabinets of Curiosity

Stage 3

  • Dissertation (compulsory)
  • Plus a choice of four modules. Examples include:
    • The Ancient City
    • The Rise of Christianity
    • Kings, Courts, and Cultures in Carolingian Europe
    • The Peasants Revolt, 1381
    • The War of Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Ireland
    • Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster
    • The American Civil War and Reconstruction
    • Working-Class Communities in the United Kingdom
    • The Irish Revolution
    • Thatchers Britain


  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £9,250
  • EU Other - £17,400
  • International - £17,400

Career paths

Studying for a History degree at Queen s will assist students in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by graduate employers. Our modules are designed to enhance skills such as research, workload planning and management, presentational expertise, fluent literacy, close analysis, and the synthesis of competing arguments or evidence.

Graduates in History from QUB pursue careers in areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Research
  • Heritage
  • Museum sector
  • Education
  • The Civil Service
  • Banking
  • Accountancy
  • Public relations
  • Local government itself.

About this institute

Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 200 in the...

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Contact info

Queen's University Belfast

University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom


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