University of Prince Edward Island
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
About The Program
About The University
6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.5, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
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English Proficiency Requirement
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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.
History professors at UPEI are award-winning educators and researchers with a wide variety of historical interests. Our course offerings include studies ranging from the local history of PEI to the history of global exploration; from Antiquity and the Middle Ages to the present; and themes encompassing the impact of wars and revolutions on past societies, the history of science and medicine, and the history of gender relations. Our Public History course provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable internship experience in government, heritage and cultural workplaces.
Located on 140 acres in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and St. Dunstan's University (est. 1855). UPEI honours this proud legacy through a growing reputation for research innovation and academic excellence.
UPEI offers a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Home to multiple Canada Research Chairs, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed or sponsored research chairs, and 3M Teaching Award-winners, UPEI offers its students access to exceptional faculty, researchers, and staff. UPEI students come from all walks of life and from local, regional, national and international locations. In 2016, international students from close to 70 countries comprise almost 21 per cent of the University's total enrolment.
The campus consists of 29 academic, administration, residential and athletics buildings and facilities including Don and Marion McDougall Hall housing the Faculty of Business; the historic SDU Main Building; Bill and Denise Andrew Hall; the W. A. Murphy Student Centre; and the Health Sciences Building, a facility for the Faculty of Nursing and the Applied Human Sciences programs. A new, 76,000 square-foot Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building opened in August 2016. Athletics facilities have grown substantially over the past decade including the new UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place track and field facility, the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, a lighted, synthetic-surface sports field, and the community-based Bell Aliant Centre that features competitive and leisure pools and two NHL-sized ice surfaces (MacLauchlan Arena). The campus also houses the National Research Council's Institute for Nutrisciences and Health at the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre.
Why the University of Prince Edward Island?
The University of Prince Edward Island is a leader in delivering outstanding experiential learning opportunities that encourage our students to develop to their full potential in both the classroom and the community. Driven by discovery, UPEI will be a destination for those eager to advance our world by creating new knowledge. Together, we will foster the development of tomorrow’s leaders who will emerge from their studies ready to excel and contribute to the betterment of our global and local communities.