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Bachelor of Arts in History University of Limerick




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Why study Arts at UL?

At the University of Limerick, we deliver an Arts Degree which is flexible and wide-ranging, offering 19 subjects in all. You can study a combination of subjects (as Single Honours or Joint Honours) from across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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 16th 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.

Career Prospects

  • 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

  • MA History
  • MA History of the Family
  • MA Local History
  • Grad Dip/MA Journalism

Other majors options in Arts:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Gaeilge
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Irish Music and Dance
  • Linguistics with TESOL
  • Mathematics
  • New Media and Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Leadership
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in History.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

€12,270.00 (10,93,277) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


28 Sep


University of Limerick



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must hold an equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A level qualification (UK system).

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

A-Level (+GCSE O Level)

English Language Requirements

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

TOEFL: Minimum score of 90 or above in TOEFL IBT examination.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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