B.A. On Campus


University of Prince Edward Island

48 months
6450 CAD/year
6450 CAD/year
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Studying history provides students with a tool box of transferable skills that will serve them well in today’s evolving job market. History students at the University of Prince Edward Island are trained to be excellent researchers, tracking down information and communicating their analysis with clarity and confidence.


History is our collective memory. History shapes our identity, informing who we are as individuals, communities and nations. In our modern complex and diverse world, the study of history has never been more relevant. Understanding the origins and developments of institutions and ideas, tensions and conflicts, societies and civilizations improves our social awareness and provides insight into the perspectives of others, allowing us to make informed decisions about future courses of action.

History professors at the University of Prince Edward Island are award-winning educators and researchers with a wide variety of historical interests. Our course offerings include studies ranging from the local history of PEI to the history of global exploration; from Antiquity and the Middle Ages to the present; and themes encompassing the impact of wars and revolutions on past societies, the history of science and medicine, and the history of gender relations. Our Public History course provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable internship experience in government, heritage and cultural workplaces.


A History degree at UPEI will hone students’ abilities to weigh and assess evidence and expert opinion, to evaluate causes and consequences, and provide them with a foundation from which to develop practical solutions to contemporary problems.

Our History graduates are pursuing successful careers in heritage and conservation, law, journalism, education, medicine, social services, policy analysis, business, communications, and digital information management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Canada Apologizes: Studies in Historical Apologies
  • History of Canadian Nationalism and the Canadian Identity
  • Power, Culture and Consumption: The Renaissance in Italy
  • Martyrs, Marauders, Clerics and Kings: The Culture of the European Middle Ages
  • The American Mind and Imagination: From the Puritans to the Progressives
  • 20th-Century American Intellectual History
  • Monsters, Gold, and Glory: Travel, Trade and the Problem of Discovery in Premodern Europe
  • The History of Genocide
  • Crime and Punishment: Historical Themes
  • The History of Western Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:

  • English;
  • One Social Studies or Language;
  • Any 3 other academic courses. Grade 12 math recommended. Note: Grade 12 Math is a prerequisite for some 1st year Art courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • International fee: $7,548 per year in addition to full-time course tuition

Living costs for Charlottetown

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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