UCD School of History

Knowing what happened and why is essential in life. Studying history at UCD provides you with the skills necessary to understand the world we live in. Explore the past, examining a wide range of periods and topics that cover many parts of the globe. Study controversies and different ways to understand the past. Learn how to research, use evidence and think critically to develop transferrable skills desired by employers. People of different backgrounds and from many countries come to read and research in the School’s Archives, custodians of manuscripts and papers dating from the eleventh to the twenty-first centuries. The School teaches courses and supervises research theses on topics spanning two millennia, in an exciting range of specialisms, ranging from the early Middle Ages to the present.