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 StructureCourses 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
- 48 months
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DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 66 other Bachelors in Ancient History in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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:
- 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.
International6450 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
National6450 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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