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Queen's University Belfast: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Queen’s University Belfast has a distinguished heritage and history. As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is one of the UK’s 24 leading universities, providing our students with an excellent education underpinned by world-class research. Our research strengths include Conflict Transformation and Social Justice; Creative Writing; Sonic Arts; Global Financial Markets; Children’s Well-being; Poverty and Social Exclusion; Translation and Interpreting; and Share Education.

Queen’s is truly a global university, as our researchers work closely with more than 250 universities around the world. We have long established partnerships which supports student exchanges across the globe including leading institutions in South East Asia, Brazil, China, North America and India.


The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s is a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. The Faculty has over 8,300 students and 650 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Law, Management, and Social Sciences, Education and Social Work – and a Global Research Institute, the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

We offer over 50 Master’s programmes and we are proud of the work of our students and staff, which has been recognised by many others for its quality: Performing Arts is ranked in the QS top 50, English in the QS top 100 and Law in the QS top 200; Languages was third and Education fourth in the UK for research intensity in REF 2014; and, five subject areas hold Athena SWAN Bronze Awards for their commitment to equality issues.

The Faculty benefits from world-class facilities including the world’s only Sonic Arts Research Laboratory; a £14m state-of-the-art building at Riddell Hall which is home to the Management School, a unique simulation Trading Room and the William J Clinton Leadership Institute; the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry; a £1m Film Studio; and £20m School of Law building with a fully featured Moot Court interactive teaching space and social hub.

Queen’s was ranked 2nd out of 120 universities worldwide for our Graduate School and 98% of current international Postgraduate Students were satisfied with our Graduate School (International Student Barometer 2017). We offer tailored development programmes to help inspire and empower you to reach your full potential. As a member of our postgraduate community, the Graduate School will assist you to be a Thinker, Innovator, Leader and Communicator who is Future-Ready.



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