We currently have more than thirty faculty members with teaching and research expertise covering the breadth of the discipline. Our mission is to cultivate students’ awareness of the historical causes that shape our present, and to provide them the necessary skills to identify and scrutinize the disparity between historical myths and realities. Our introductory and advanced courses, offered within a liberal education framework, emphasize critical analysis and reasoning, as well as written and oral communication skills that will prepare students to enter a variety of careers such as journalism, education, museum work, business, politics and public service, or to pursue graduate studies.
Students in the program can choose between three focus areas: History of the Gulf, Islamic History, and History of Europe. This diversity offers a unique range of opportunities, in line with the program’s primary educational objective, to provide high quality undergraduate education to QU students.
Students in our program are equipped with valuable knowledge, as well as with technical, critical-thinking, problem-solving, research, communication, and teamwork skills. This will empower them for their future careers in the educational and industrial sectors.
Encourage students to analyze causal relationships over time and across civilizations by using a mixed chronological, thematic, and topical approach.
Expand students’ ability to understand the chronological relationship between geography and history, resulting in an understanding of the diversity between lifestyles, cultures, and patterns of social interactions.
Enhance students’ recognition and understanding of major turning points in history.
Improve students’ communication skills by encouraging them to interpret, analyze, defend, and advocate scholarly positions in writing and orally, based on their study of global and regional history.
Gather and comprehend historical information from primary sources.
Recognize the impact of civilizational interaction.
Compare instances of equality and disparity, and human success and failure in history.
Critically analyze historical facts to draw well-supported, informative conclusions.
Conduct scholarly and methodologically sound historical research.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
International students will categorize in the following groups:
Qatar University supports a wide variety of scholarships recipients each academic year in order to attract highly qualified students. While the vast majority of academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and scholarly achievement, Qatar University also provides other scholarships that also consider financial need. All scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees while the benefits of some scholarships may also include one or more of the following benefits: free accommodation in university dormitories, transportation to and from the University, and a yearly airfare ticket to the home country for students who are not residents of Qatar.The student shall pay the due penalties in case he/she drops courses, or withdraw from the semester.
Scholarships contained within this guide includes only first bachelor students and students who transfer from other universities to Qatar University. Non-degree applicants, visiting students and applicants seeking a second bachelor's degree are not eligible for academic scholarships offered by Qatar University.