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Choose History for your Undergraduate Degree

History students choose from a wide variety of exciting lecture and seminar courses, independent research opportunities, and experiential-based learning.

Graduate Prospective Students

Come to Queen’s for a graduate degree in History

MA and PhD students enjoy interaction with award-winning faculty and join a warm and welcoming community of students.

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Explore Experiential Learning Opportunities in History

The History Department offers a wide variety of student placements through partnerships with organizations across Canada and around the globe. 


A History degree at Queen’s offers an outstanding education and the opportunity to study with renowned historians. We thrive on the curiosity of our students, which is fostered in our diverse array of courses, our signature small classes, and a growing suite of experiential learning and independent research opportunities. History students graduate with deep insights into the roots of the contemporary world and with the skills required to succeed in a wide range of careers.


Queen’s Department of History offers two graduate degree programs: a Master of Arts (MA) with options to write a research essay or a thesis, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Working closely with professors in small seminars, our graduate students join a thriving and intimate academic community and carry out research in a diverse array of well established and emerging fields of inquiry.


Alumni Story: Carolyn Harris

Dr. Carolyn Harris teaches history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her PhD in European history from Queen's University in 2012. Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the U.K., Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine, Canada's History Magazine and the BBC News Magazine, and she is a frequent guest on television and radio.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.