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The School brings together academic experts, researchers, and students with interests in the study of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics. With over 90 academic members of staff with expertise in a range of areas, the School is the largest centre for the study of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics in Ireland, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom.
You will have the opportunity to work with academics who are truly world-leading scholars in their specialist fields. Staff will enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience with you. We work hard to make the research environment at Queen’s a world-leading one to which your research can contribute.
The School prides itself on each year having a large cohort of postgraduate taught students taking one of its many and varied Masters and Postgraduate Diploma programmes.
The School is committed to teaching of the highest quality. The principal aim of our postgraduate programmes is to develop your capacity for scholarship: to equip you with the necessary skills, and to give you the opportunity to make an original contribution to knowledge. At PhD level your training is primarily through the work of staff members assigned to supervise your research, and also through seminars and workshops organised by the School, specialist training provided by the Graduate School, and other professional development opportunities run by Queens for postgraduate research students. We encourage students to take advantage of all the opportunities open to them as a postgraduate student within the School, Faculty, University and beyond.
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This programme is designed to analyse various aspects of International Relations in a scholarly, critical and methodologically sophisticated manner. Read more
The aim of the MA in Politics is to deepen students' understanding of important contemporary issues in political studies through the enhancement of students' analytical skills, research and writing talent, and capacity for utilising theoretical approaches. Read more
The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted nature of contemporary geopolitical issues by developing the knowledge and skills necessary to engaging the intersections of space, power and politics. Read more
Borders have become a key site and central concern of global security practices and theory, from the Mexican-United States border to the Mediterranean ports of the EU. Read more
The MA History programme at Queen’s has been redesigned to offer all its existing strengths in an innovative package of modules that challenges students to develop their knowledge and skills. Read more
The MSc in International Public Policy at Queen’s offers a high-quality programme of academic and personal development, which provides students with the tools to understand and influence the contemporary policy problems faced by governments globally. Read more
This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, English, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology and the creative arts. Read more