Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast


Students can choose from 1 of 5 strands: American history; British history; British intelligence history; identity and conflict in history; Medieval history; or religion. These strands share some common elements in research methods and historiography, but allow specialisation through separate taught modules and dissertation supervision. Applicants are requested to indicate which strand they intend to follow on the 'additional information' section of the application form. There are 5 main components within each strand: a research methods in history module; a historiography module; a choice between a primary source-based module or a public history internship; a strand-specific taught module; and a double-weighted dissertation module of up to 20,000 words. An individually negotiated topic module may be substituted (where appropriate and with the agreement of the programme co-ordinator) for a strand-specific taught or a source-based module.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent recognised qualification acceptable to the University in History (single or combined Honours). In exceptional circumstances the holder of a 2.1 Honours degree in a subject other than History may be considered for admission. Such applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Ancient history; religion, identity and conflict in history; British history; American history; medieval and early modern history.

Assessment methods

Assessment is normally by coursework; a calendar of documents; primary source finding-aid; or internship related assessment; and a 20,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 31 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of History and Anthropology
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5101