The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics welcomes enquiries from students who wish to continue their studies in these subjects with a view to obtaining a higher degree. A graduate may pursue research, on a full-time or part-time basis, and submit a thesis for the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Our School has more postgraduate research students than any other Humanities or Social Sciences subject at Queen's. In recent years many new members of staff have been appointed, substantially increasing the range of research supervision available within the School. All members of staff are qualified to supervise research students. Currently, there are research students dealing with topics on Irish and British history and politics, international relations, European integration, gender, political theory and popular culture, electoral systems and parties, comparative ethnic conflict, the Middle East, and many other areas.
A friendly and supportive atmosphere exists among the postgraduates in the School. Each student is given a primary and a secondary supervisor and is encouraged to consult the members of staff working in his/her area of research. Every year the School runs a series of public lectures with many prominent speakers from academia and practical politics. There also exists a lively postgraduate research seminar series.
All Postgraduate students will benefit from access to the newly open Graduate School. The Graduate School offers a unique facility for postgraduate students, providing a range of support servicesincluding training, learning workshops and events to maximise the postgraduate experience here at Queen's. The Graduate School aims to support postgraduates in the development of transferable skills to assist in the succesful completion of their studies and also for use in their future careers. Visit the Graduate School website.
The school has expertise in a number of areas including Governance and Public Policy, International Relations, Ethnic Conflict, Contemporary Irish History, Political Theory and Philosophy. You are STRONGLY encouraged to familiarize yourself with staff members working in your area of interest in advance of submitting a proposal. Access to the research interests and supervisory areas of the School’s members of staff can be accessed here.
PhD APPLICATION PROCESS & GUIDANCE FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
For more details on entrance requirements and how to apply for a PhD programme, click the link below.
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