Program Information

School: University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: History, General
Description: History is our collective memory. History shapes our identity, informing who we are as individuals, communities and nations. In our modern complex and diverse world, the study of history has never been more relevant. Understanding the origins and developments of institutions and ideas, tensions and conflicts, societies and civilizations improves our social awareness and provides insight into the perspectives of others, allowing us to make informed decisions about future courses of action.

Studying history provides students with a tool box of transferable skills that will serve them well in today’s evolving job market. History students are trained to be excellent researchers, tracking down information and communicating their analysis with clarity and confidence. A History degree at UPEI will hone students’ abilities to weigh and assess evidence and expert opinion, to evaluate causes and consequences, and provide them with a foundation from which to develop practical solutions to contemporary problems. Our History graduates are pursuing successful careers in heritage and conservation, law, journalism, education, medicine, social services, policy analysis, business, communications, and digital information management.

URL: History at University of Prince Edward Island
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,326

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.

Careers: Historians

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550-5.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. ]

The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI); evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) – overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test – 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test – 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB – 80; CanTEST – 4.5; CAEL – 60; Pearson Test of English – 58; Cambridge Advanced English – CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken – Pre-1.