The History Department offers a range of undergraduate modules with a strong concentration on Irish history. There are also modules on European and World history from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth century and on North American history from the colonial era to the contemporary period. In addition to these general survey courses the department offers analytical studies of special themes, which draw on the research of individual lecturers.
There are no specific admission requirements: students who did not take the subject to Leaving Certificate level are very welcome as are mature students. Teaching in the Department is by lecture, seminar and group discussion. Independent reading and original thinking is encouraged and cultivated.
The qualities developed through studying History, comprehension, investigation, analysis, organisation and coherent presentation are those particularly sought after by employers. You will find, therefore, that a history degree offers access to a wide range of employment and postgraduate opportunities.