Our Faculty have research specialisms across a range of chronological areas. We have major areas of research strength in the history of Ireland, Britain, the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.
History offers supervisory expertise to students who plan to work on ancient, medieval, early modern or modern/contemporary history. Modules are designed in a complementary fashion in order to develop the range of skills that employers expect from graduates from the best designed postgraduate taught programmes.
The History programme from Queen's University Belfast is designed around students’ research interests and provides the opportunity to choose courses relating to a variety of historical periods and locations.
You can opt to specialise in particular areas such as Gender History, Public History, Oral History, the History of Religion, Urban History, the History of Race and Ethnicity, the History of the Cold War, Social History, Political History or Economic History. You can opt to take these approaches within American History, British History, Irish History, European History, African History, Asian History or Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern History.
The MA can be regarded either as an end in itself, culminating in the distinction of having obtained a postgraduate degree and enhanced your employability skills as a researcher, or as a stepping stone to the higher research degree of PhD.
Many graduates have gone on to PhD programmes both at Queen’s and other world-leading Universities. Others go into a wide variety of employment including careers in museums, archives or libraries; journalism or media related work; teaching; private and public administration; economic development and the voluntary sector.
Modules focus on skills development in terms of high level intellectual development and presentational competence.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Pathways Through History
- Becoming an Historian
- Individually Negotiated Topic
- Case Studies in History
- Topics in Irish History
- History and Theory
- Presenting Sources
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHistory View 506 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- Normally at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in an Arts and Humanities discipline. Applicants with a Social Sciences Honours degree will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in an Arts and Humanities discipline, or relevant other discipline who can demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
International20800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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