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Study a Bachelor of Arts in History at King's

The history degree at King's offers opportunities for research and critical writing to develop a Christian perspective on history and an understanding of modern ideas and conflicts in our world.
Migrant Mother is part of a photo series taken by Dorothea Lange of Florence Thompson and her children in 1936 California. Lange photographed migratory farm labour for what was then the Resettlement Administration.

Open up the potential of your historical imagination. What might it have been like to live in London during the darkest days of World War II? How might the first years of European encounters with the First Peoples of North America have felt? Engage with incredible stories of how humans lived, fought, and thought in times and places very different from our own. 

History is a fantastic program for those who want to understand the depth and complexity of life. It provides students with a deeper understanding of modern day conflicts, ideas, and assumptions about the world. Through reading, research, and critical writing, students develop and refine their ability to think critically, creatively, and imaginatively. Graduates of the history program become more sensitive to the nature of cultural formation and are able to apply their understanding of the past to work and life.


  • A varied history curriculum including courses in British, European, American, Canadian, Russian, and world history.
  • Excellent teaching in small classes with lots of informal interactions with faculty outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities to specialize in thematic areas such as the Atlantic World, war and peace, environmental history, and the history of Christianity.
  • Carry out independent research using primary sources under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
  • Student field trips.

History programs at King's

Available as a major:

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts in Politics-History-Economics

Available as a concentration:

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Available as a minor:

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts (excluding Politics-History-Economics major)
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Music
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Science (Biology and Computing Science majors)

Fall Program start date
September 3, 2019

Fall Application Deadline
September 11, 2019

Winter Program start date
January 7, 2019

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2019

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Admission Requirements

    Our History grads get jobs as:

  • Archivists
  • Exhibitions Officers
  • Heritage Managers
  • Museum Curators
  • Politicians

    Our History grads go on to study:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Civilization Studies
  • Education
  • International Relations
History Faculty