History at the University of Limerick is one of the most popular subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students acquire and develop skills in research, analysis, presentation and debate by exploring key periods and themes in the history of Ireland, Europe and beyond.

Historical reasoning and imagination are essential human activities, and are the means through which we understand the changing role of individuals, societies and institutions.

Studying history at undergraduate, postgraduate or at doctoral level prepares the future graduate to be creative, imaginative, informed and articulate, ready to face the challenges of today's world.

UL History graduates are equipped with the skills to think critically, write analytically, and communicate effectively in order to navigate an increasingly complex world. They have acquired the analytical tools to critically distil historical information, to interpret meaning and determine what information is accurate as opposed to false. They are passionate about what history has to offer human understanding and wish to advance historical awareness and knowledge.


Latest News

Latest News
University of Limerick, an oral history book launch
20 Nov 2023

University of Limerick: an oral history, 1972-2022

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Irish Women in Religious Orders
09 Nov 2023

Publication Prize in Irish History

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Patrick Sarsfield
27 Sep 2023

Finding Sarsfield, public event, 5 October 2023

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Contact the Department of History

The Department of History Office is located in the Main Building in Room C1076
The Head of Department is Dr. David Fleming
Individual staff members can be contacted through the details on their profile pages in the staff section
Email: history@ul.ie
Phone: +353 61 202280