Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Adrienne Scullion

Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Professor Adrienne Scullion

With a huge range of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes on offer, as well as a vibrant postgraduate research culture with opportunities for study in over 25 disciplines, I am sure you will find a programme of study to both challenge and inspire you to excel in your chosen career.

Welcome to the Faculty
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An intellectual powerhouse

Spanning everything from traditional humanities and social science subjects to cutting-edge areas in Creative Arts and applied professional studies.

Over 40 per cent of our research is ranked in the top 25 per cent for its respective subject area, with a further 40 per cent in the top 50 per cent nationally.

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A collaborative culture

Our interdisciplinary environment allows students from all fields the opportunity to interact with academic leaders and participate in their research.

Areas of notable excellence include Creative Writing, Sonic Arts, Global Financial Markets, Children’s Well-being, Poverty and Social Exclusion, Translation and Interpreting and Shared Education.

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World-Leading Research with Real Impact

Achieving real-world Impact locally, nationally and internationally

Our mission is to be distinguished by our academic strengths and recognised globally for the social, economic and cultural benefit we deliver through research.

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Faculty Schools

Queen's Management School

Business education and engagement

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Law

An ever-evolving subject

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SSESW - School of

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

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HAPP - School of

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

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Interdisciplinary Programmes

Real World Thinking

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AEL - School of

Arts, English and Languages

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Faculty Institutes

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William J Clinton Leadership Institute

at Riddel Hall

The Institute brings world-class facilities, leading academics and industry experts together to deliver a high-end portfolio of executive education and leadership programmes.

Benefiting students and business alike
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The Senator George J Mitchell Institute

For Global Peace, Security and Justice

The Institute links peace-making with social transformation, acknowledging the need for reform of state institutions alongside cultural and social healing, and brings together researchers from fields as diverse as politics and computer engineering.

A Gateway to Interdisciplinary Research

Theology

Explore the foundation of society

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Institute of Irish Studies

A Pioneering Centre for Interdisciplinary Teaching

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Professional Legal Studies

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World-class facilities

Sonic Arts

Research Centre

The William J Clinton

Leadership Institute

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The perfect training for financial markets

Seamus Heaney

Centre for Poetry

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An investment in film students

School of Law

A major new hub

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With our new School of Law and state of the art facilities for music, film and drama, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides world-class facilities for its huge range of teaching and research.

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Latest Faculty News and Events

Dr Sinead O'Sullivan awarded AHRC Leadership

January 2019 |

Dr Sinead O'Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's has been awarded a prestigious Leadership Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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New Seamus Heaney Fellows

13 November, 2018

Queen’s University announces Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee as the next Seamus Heaney Fellows

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Honorary Degree

Queen's Honorary Degree | 1 November, 2018

Hillary Rodham Clinton recieves an Honarary Degree From Queen's

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European Social Science History Conference from 4 - 7 April 2018

28 March, 2018

Queen’s to host Europe’s largest History Conference

Queen's students win Study USA Accolades

2 November, 2017

Ambassadors for Northern Ireland

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Prestigious Award

18 December, 2017

Queen’s composer Professor Piers Hellawell has been awarded a Major Individual Award (MIA), the highest honour bestowed by the Arts Council.

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Bellamoon wins Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for Business Start-up Idea.

9 October, 2017

Irene Breen, Executive MBA student and 'mumpreneur' has fought off over 2,000 entries throughout the UK to win her section in the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship competition with her business, BellaMoon.

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QUEEN’S STUDENT WINS GLOBAL AWARD

5 October, 2017

Sarah McKenna (a Queen’s final year BA Sociology student) is the Global Winner in the Sociology and Social Policy category of the Undergraduate Awards (UA) 2017.

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Queen’s Tops AHRC Funding Table for 2016/17

AHRC Reseach Funding | 25 August, 2017

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