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Study Abroad

Graduate students in History at Queen's have valuable opportunities to spend part of their programme abroad.

University of Fudan (Shanghai)

The MA programme features a term at the University of Fudan (Shanghai), one of the premier academic universities in China.

For further information about this initiative and to contact Queen's students who have studied at Fudan, please email Dr. Emily Hill at This opportunity is not restricted to students researching modern Chinese history.

University of London - Birkbeck College

The Department of History has an arrangement with University of London (Birkbeck College), Faculty of History, University of London that provides Queen's History PhD students with the opportunity to spend six months in London (January-June).

Students would become visiting students at Birkbeck College and would have the benefits and services of regular Birkbeck students: for example, library, internet, having a Birkbeck supervisor who would meet with you and read your work, the opportunity to give a paper in a spring research seminar at Birkbeck. You would also have access to all the seminars at the Institute of Historical Research, though these are already open to you as a Queen's student.

To find out if there is a historian working in your area, please access the Birkbeck History Staff.

Here is the link to seminars offered at the Institute of Historical Research.

Tuition is approximately four thousand pounds for six months. There is a fellowship available for which applicants will be considered as part of their application to the Visiting Studentship programme. It is possible to apply for a waiver for your Queen's tuition fees since you would be paying tuition elsewhere. To apply for this waiver, please write to Monica Corbett, Registrar of the SGS.

A formal application is required - and can be accessed at this link: (PDF Application link is on the left hand margin).

You will need to furnish a letter from your supervisor and from the Graduate Chair, and a research proposal (indicating clearly that you are applying for the Visiting Research Students Scheme HCA). In your statement please include with whom you would like to work and what you think you might gain by six months in the UK.

Other Study Abroad Options

In addition, Queen's University is committed to facilitating opportunities for our graduate students to study internationally, and individualized research visits can be arranged, where possible, with the assistance of the Graduate Chair in History, and the School of Graduate Studies.

Department of History, Queen's University

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