It is the largest group of historians at any university on the island of Ireland. History has a number of collaborative research initiatives with the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's and with other universities in Ireland, the UK and abroad, including Boston College, Vanderbilt and George Washington University.
With Queen’s being part of the AHRC Northern Bridge collaboration (with Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Teeside and Ulster Universities), there are opportunities for co-supervised doctoral work with staff at all three of these institutions.
The History programme is offered by Queen's University Belfast .
Queen’s is one of the premier research centres globally for the study of Irish history and boasts a large and active team of researchers in this field, with interests ranging from the middle ages to the twentieth century.
We have particular in depth strength in the history of Irish religion, politics, gender relations, social history, and Ireland's relationships with Britain and the wider world, Irish-British relations, economic development and thought, political ideologies, and in the history of modern Ulster.
The Centre for Public History is a dynamic new development at Queen’s, one that involves historians with a variety of geographical and chronological interests. A number of history PhD candidates are engaged in public history related projects which involve internships and collaborations with bodies such as the BBC, Belfast City Council, Historic Royal Palaces and the Ulster Museum.
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- The University's Special Collections also hold important archival and printed primary materials, especially for the history of Ireland, Great Britain and the British Empire, and China.
- Significant deposits of modern American, Soviet and British military archival materials have recently been acquired.
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DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 24 other PhDs in Modern History in United Kingdom
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- The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.
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International17460 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17460 GBP per year
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