Know the World. Study History.
Students in the Department of History study every part of the human past: from Medieval Europe to Twenty-First Century Hong Kong. They explore a wide range of themes, from the history of colonialism to the history of human rights.
Through our history undergraduate programs, students gain strong communication and analytical skills that prepare them well for diverse professions and graduate programs in history, law, journalism, and more.
History is a discipline that gives us the freedom to choose the methodologies we want to use to engage with the past. As an ever-changing backdrop to the passage of time, it also gives us space for contingency, agency, and the possibility of doing
Congratulations, UBC History Class of 2022!
Melissa was lost to us on November 9, 2021 in a tragic accident. Her loss at the cusp of a new phase of her life and graduate studies is felt deeply by her family, her classmates, and the Professors and colleagues who worked with her in the Department of History and at the Institute of Asian Research (IAR).
Make informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic path with the help of our history advisor.
An online resource available to any undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a history course at UBC who would like help with their writing.