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History

History
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Entry Route: Bachelor of Arts - LM002

Course code:
LM002 - Arts (Common Entry)
Duration:
4 Years

Course leader:
Dr James Carr
Email: Tel:
00 353 61 213578
Admissions:
Tel: 00 353 61 202015
Queries: www.ul.ie/admissions-askus

Above all else, you have a curiosity about and a passion for understanding events, people, societal transformation in the past; you love to read and engage with historical debates about the past; you are excited about ‘discovery’ and rise to the challenge of working with original sources and documents. You want to give yourself the opportunity to read path-breaking historical works and to learn more about the writing of history. You want to engage with past events and processes that have helped us to understand ourselves and the world that we live in. You want to know more about culture, in the broadest sense. You have an ability to both narrate and analyse phenomena, and you want to express yourself as eloquently and effectively as possible. You are open to new ideas, and to the power of the past to inform, influence, and convince.

Why Study History at UL?

The historians at UL are acknowledged leaders in their fields of research, and are committed to student-centred learning; they offer exciting and innovative modules throughout the four years of study. The programme at UL will enable you to develop critical and analytical skills through an appreciation of primary sources, historiography and key events and changes, as well as through the study of the social, cultural and historical contexts in which change was produced. You will learn about source analysis, the processes informing history writing from the fifteenth century to the contemporary world. You can choose electives to suit your own interests, in Irish, European, American, Australian and Middle Eastern/ Mediterranean history; you can focus on political, social, cultural, urban, gendered approaches to history.

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What you will study

History at UL has a number of key components or themes that run throughout the four years of the programme leading to specialist options in the final year, among these are the following:

  • Documentary sources analysis and theory, critical historical practice.
  • Historical schools/eras in history- writing/historiography since classical times until the present day.
  • General electives in late-medieval European history (Renaissance/ Reformation/Counter-Reformation); warfare and diplomacy in 17th Century; political history of Irish nationalism/ republicanism; the cultural and social history of everyday life in Ireland since the 18th Century; America/Irish relations; Europe and the Middle East since the 19th Century; historiography.
  • Specialist electives on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain; Ireland and America; Holocaust; the cultural history of the city in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Germany; cultural history of the Weimar Republic.

History Joint Honours Pathway

Modules are subject to change.

History is also available as Single Honours

Year 1 Semester 1   Semester 2
HI4071 Doing History: past, present and practice HI4142 Games of Thrones: Gender, Power and Identity, Ireland and the Wider World, 1500-1950
Year 2 Semester 3   Semester 4
  Students select 2:   Cooperative Education Placement
HI4063 Nasty and Brutish: Early Modern Europe, c. 1500-1700    
HI4073 From the Prophet to ISIS: the Middle East and Europe: ancient to modern    
HI4083 Making Ireland British: Early Modern Ireland, 1436-1750    
HI4103 Imagining Ireland: from early Modern to Modern    
Year 3 Semester 5   Semester 6
  External Academic Placement   Students select 2
    HI4046 Contesting the past: writing history
    HI4056 New Heaven, New Earth: power and belief in the Europen Reformation 1517-1618
    HI4066 Absolutes and Revolutionaries: Europe in the age of Enlightenment 1688-1815
    HI4076 Patriots to Parnell: Ireland, 1750-1891
Year 4 Semester 7   Semester 8
HI4247 Empires, nations and Union: Europe, 1848-1992 HI4158 Culture and anarchy: Ireland in the twentieth century
  Students select 2:   Students select 2:
HI4077 Metropolis, the German urban experience 1900-1945 HI4077 Metropolis, the German urban experience 1900-1945
HI4107 Conservatives, Patriots and radicals politics and political ideology in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland HI4107 Conservatives, patriots and radicals politics and political ideology in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland
HI4117 The Irish Conflict, 1948-98 HI4117 The Irish Conflict, 1948-98
HI4127 Understanding the Holocaust in twentieth-century Europe HI4127 Understanding the Holocaust in twentieth-century Europe
HI4207 The Global empire: the Spanish monarch, Europe and America, 1479-1598 HI4207 The Global empire: the Spanish monarch, Europe and America, 1479-1598
HI4217 The Early Modern City, 1500-1800 HI4217 The Early Modern City, 1500-1800
HI4227 Golden Age: Politics, Culture and Warfare in the Spanish Monarchy, 1598-1746 HI4227 Golden Age: Politics, Culture and Warfare in the Spanish Monarchy, 1598-1746
HI4237 Modern Middle East and the Arab-Israeli Conflict HI4237 Modern Middle East and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
HI4307 Health, Gender, State and Irish medical care, 1837-1948 HI4307 Health, Gender, State and Irish medical care, 1837-1948

 

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation mathematics is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

In addition, students wishing to study a Language must hold a minimum H4 grade in that language, with the exception of beginners German or beginners Spanish where a H4 grade in a language other than English is required. Specialist requirement in Mathematics also for those studying Economics or Mathematics.

For certain subjects, additional special qualifications specific to individual subjects or disciplines may be determined by the respective departments in accordance with Academic Council regulations.

Applications are especially welcome from Mature Students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.

QQI Entry

Certain QQI Awards are acceptable in fulfilling admission requirements for this programme. go to the UL Admissions QQI page for a full list of modules.

Fees & funding

Student course fees are broken into three components - Student contribution, Student Centre Levy and Tuition Fees.

A number of illustrative examples of fees for this course based on the current fee levels have been set out in the tables below.

An explanation of the components, how to determine status and the criteria involved is provided below the examples as is a list of possible scholarships and funding available.

EU Students with Free fees status in receipt of a SUSI grant

HEA paysTuition Fees€2,558
SUSI paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€5,650

EU Students with Free fees status not in receipt of a grant

HEA paysTuition Fees€2,558
Student paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€5,650

Students with EU fee status not in receipt of a grant

Student paysTuition Fees€2,558
Student paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€5,650

Non-EU Students

Student paysTuition Fees€12,178
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€12,270

Student course fees are comprised of three components:

Student Contribution

Annual charge set by the government for all full-time third level students. All students are liable unless they have been approved for a grant by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please refer to https://www.studentfinance.ie to determine your eligibility for a grant and for instructions on how to apply. The curent student contribution is set at €3000.

Student Centre Levy

All students are liable to pay the Student Centre Levy of €90. Please note the Student Centre Levy is not covered by the SUSI Grant.

Tuition Fees

These are based on Residency, Citizenship, Course requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Depending on how you meet these criteria your status will be one of the following -

More information about fees can be found on the Finance website

 

These scholarships are available for this course

Title Award Scholarships available
The Noel Ryan Scholarship
€2,000 per year for 4 years
1 per year

These scholarships are available for all courses

Title Award Scholarships available
Plassey Campus Centre Scholarship Programme
All Ireland Scholarships - sponsored by J.P. McManus
€6,750
125
Higher Education Grants & VEC Grants
Financial Aid Fund
Elaine Fagan Scholarship
€5,000
5
Stuart Mangan Scholarship
Provincial GAA Bursaries Scheme
€750
The Michael Hillery and Jacinta O’Brien Athletics Scholarship
Various benefits equating to over €7,000 in value
Paddy Dooley Rowing Scholarship
€2,500
UL Sports Scholarships
Varies depending on level of Scholarship
Multiple
Cooperative Education Award
1 award per faculty
UL 40 Entrance Scholarship
€2,000
40

Your future career

  • Professional administration/management
  • International/European organizations
  • Archivist/Museum curator/Librarian
  • Development and research in voluntary organizations/NGOs
  • Public service, nationally or locally
  • Research and teaching at third level
  • Teacher (Professional Master of Education required)

Follow-On Study