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Studying in AHSS

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Introducing the University
Queen’s has more than 23,000 students.

Each student is on a particular degree programme which is overseen by a particular School, which is located in a Faculty. Queen’s has three Faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, where you are based; the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences; and, the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.

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Your School
Visiting Students will be allocated to an AHSS School in advance of enrolling at Queen's.

This School will be your administrative 'home' during your time with us, and you should familiarise yourself with the School's policies and procedures. There are five Schools in AHSS:

  • School of Arts, English and Languages
  • School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
  • School of Law
  • Queen's Management School
  • School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

You can find the key academic contacts below. Please note that due to the flexible mode of study offered to Visiting Students, you may study modules in a School from outside your 'home' School. The AHSS Global Mobility Officer is here to support you to navigate studying modules in different Schools, who may have different policies and procedures to your 'home' School.

AHSS School Contacts

Each School has academic staff members who are responsible for advising Visiting Students in their School. AHSS will usually signpost you to the School Academic Coordinator for School specific queries if we cannot answer your query.

School of Arts, English and Languages

International Study Abroad/Exchange Coordinator: Dr Miguel Ortiz
Erasmus Programme Director for Film, Drama and Music: Dr Miguel Ortiz
Erasmus Programme Director for English: Dr Daniel Roberts
Erasmus Programme Director for French: Dr Dominique Jeannord
Erasmus Programme Director for Spanish and Portuguese Studies: Dr Anne Holloway

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
School International Study Abroad/Exchange Coordinator and Erasmus Programme Director: Dr Jamie Pow

School of Law
School International Study Abroad/Exchange Coordinator and Erasmus Programme Director: Dr Gerard Kelly

Queen's Management School
School International Study Abroad/Exchange Coordinator: Professor Gareth Campbell
School Erasmus Programme Director: Dr Subhadip Chakrabarti

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
School International Study Abroad/Exchange Coordinator and Erasmus Programme Director: Gerry Marshall


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Your Modules
As long as you meet the pre-requisites, study abroad students can usually select modules from across Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Level 1 modules are entry level modules which often do not require previous study and Level 3 modules are final year modules which will often require prior study. However this can often vary by School and subject. 

An important difference between study abroad students and full-time undergraduate students is that study abroad students often have more flexibility in their choice of modules. This can mean that whilst you may belong to a particular School, you may be studying modules that are owned by other Schools. On occasion these modules may even belong to Schools in another Faculty outside of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

A full list of contact details for Schools at Queen’s is found by clicking 'read more.' This can help you if have a query about a module that falls outside your home School.

School Contacts


  • School of Arts, English and Languages Tel: 028 9097 3238 Email:
  • School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics Tel: 028 9097 5028 Email:
  • School of Law Tel: 028 9097 5122 Email:
  • Queen’s Management SchoolTel: 028 9097 4200Email:
  • School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work Tel: 028 9097 5941 Email:



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School Resources
It is important that you familiarise yourself with policies and procedures in your 'home' School at Queen's.

You should also familiarise yourself with guidelines in any other Schools you are studying a module in.

All Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences produce a School Handbook for their undergraduate students. You will also be provided with a Module Guide for each of your modules which will contain important information about your individual courses at Queen's.

School Handbook
This will be shared with you as a study abroad student electronically and should be available on your School Student Sharepoint. You will find a link to your the School Student Sharepoint (Shared Resources) by logging into your Queen's Online portal. 

The handbook will provide you with useful information about your School, and will include essential information such as key staff contacts, School procedures, student representation and sources of student support. 

If you are studying modules which are owned by a different School, you should also obtain a copy of that School’s handbook. It will contain important information relating to teaching and assessment in that School. Do keep this information to hand and refer to your handbook(s) regularly during the semester or academic year. If you are having problems obtaining a Handbook for additional Schools you are studying in, please contact Claire McLoughlin, AHSS Global Mobility Officer who can support you with this, by requesting a drop in or emailing 

Module Guides
You will also receive module guides which will usually be on Canvas, for the modules you take each semester. Take the time to read these thoroughly at the outset of the module and refer back to them regularly during the semester. They will give you details of the topics to be covered, the assignments to be completed, deadlines, reading lists, and information on the learning outcomes and key skills to be gained from successful completion of the module. If you have any questions about a module, raise those questions with the module convenor, whose contact details will be listed in your individual module guide.

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AHSS Student Spaces

50 University Road – ground floor

27 University Square – basement (please note that this room is accessed via 28 University Square and is not currently wheelchair accessible)

These rooms are available as study spaces for all AHSS students across the five Schools. In addition to this there are spaces that are open to all Queen's students, please click below.

Student Study Spaces