36 months
17900 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This joint History and Sociology programme from Queen's University Belfast equips students in identifying historical and contemporary patterns of social change, divisions, diversity and inequality. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Historians seek to understand the world around us by analysing the past. What is gender, race, class, religion, the state, empire, capitalism? What is the USA, China, the United Kingdom, Ireland? What is NATO and the EU? Our historians explain the modern world by reaching back to the Roman empire, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation and the great modern revolutions across all of Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. From their first year, we trust our students to make choices and range widely across all these histories to understand where we have come from. And from the beginning of your degree you will be taught in small groups by expert historians. Our range in time and space, our trust in you to explore and make good choices, and our small group teaching from the first year of the degree, mark us out among our peer universities.

Sociology is a scientific discipline concerned with the explanation of social life and human behaviour of all kinds. It equips students with the skills to understand the breadth of social practice, ranging from the global (including power and politics, conflict and peace processes, security, the digital world, climate change, racism and social justice) to individual experiences (such as the body, intimacy, emotions, identity, beliefs and mental health). Through theoretical tools and methodological techniques, Sociology at Queen’s provides students with a unique way of interacting with the world as critical and engaged citizens.


This History and Sociology programme from Queen's University Belfast  will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates are found in a range of occupations, including management, communication, marketing, careers in the media and publishing, charities and the voluntary sector, healthcare, social services and education. They are particularly suited to careers with a high level of public interaction, social engagement and cultural awareness. Sociology develops the ability to gather and evaluate evidence, to understand complex situations, as well as human behaviours and organisations. Graduates are equipped with a comprehensive skills in Research methods, which are highly transferable and marketable and needed across a range of sectors – academia, government, charities and business. While some graduates enter in a wide range of careers, others build on the degree and opt for studies at the post graduate level, for instance by choosing from a range of master programmes within Queen’s University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intimacy, families and gender
  • Conflict, deviance, violence and peace building
  • Emotions and Politics, from Trump to Brexit
  • Environmental security
  • Inequalities, poverty and social exclusion
  • Religion and extremism
  • Ethnicity, Race and racism
  • Research methods and data skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details



360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • BBB
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65%.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
  • QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades DDD
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades DDD
  • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree
All applicants
  • There are no specific subject requirements to study History and Sociology.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,900
  • International £17,900

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

History and Sociology
Queen's University Belfast


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!