36 months
17400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Joint Honours Programme in History and International Relations provides students with an intellectual training in disciplines that are complementary and mutually enriching. 

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 The programme enables students to appreciate how historical events shape modern issues and how such themes are to be understood and explained through insights into political analysis (eg political theory, political institutions, international relations). It offers students the opportunity to analyse country-based developments across the globe and pays specific attention to the histories and politics of Africa, Europe and the America.

Career Prospects


We regularly consult and develop links with a large number of employers, including NI government departments and the North/South Ministerial Council, who provide sponsorship for our internships.

In addition, the School offers a range of employment placements where students can gain real world work experience which is invaluable in terms of employment after graduation. Given that Belfast is a regional capital with devolved powers, we can offer students placements in the high profile political and related institutions on our doorstep - for example in the Department of Justice, Equality Commission, Police Ombudsman’s Office, or BBC Northern Ireland.

Employment after the Course

Skills to enhance employability

Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by local, national and international employers and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including History and International Relations .

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Apocalypse! The History and Anthropology of the End of the World
  • Politics and Society in 20th-Century Ireland
  • The American South 1865–1980
  • The Expansion of Medieval Europe 1000–1300
  • Uniting Kingdoms
  • Nationalism and Liberation in Africa
  • Politics and Society in 20th Century Ireland

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.


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

  • ABB
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3
Access/Foundation Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.
All applicants
  • There are no specific subject requirements to study History and International Studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17400
  • International £17400

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.


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