Welcome to Philosophy at Queen's, the focal point of philosophy research and teaching in Northern Ireland. We are a tight-knit group of world class philosophers whose research ranked 9th among all UK philosophy departments for research intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
We offer a broad range of undergraduate programmes, both single and joint, and pride ourselves on both the quality of our teaching and the innovative approach we bring to our subject. In addition to studying core areas of philosophy our students have the opportunity to explore its wider applications, such as on our distinctive philosophy for children module.
All our staff are available to supervise PhDs, providing expert supervision on topics ranging from ancient scepticism to hate speech. Our research students are fully integrated into the dynamic research culture of the School, including opportunities to collaborate with researchers in other disciplines where that is appropriate.
"Welcome to Philosophy at Queen's. Our degree programmes allow you to explore foundational questions about the nature of our world and our place in it. Drawing on both historical and living philosophers, our students investigate both abstract and applied problems in a broad range of philosophical disciplines, from metaphysics and epistemology to ethics and political philosophy. Our teaching team are passionate about enabling students to DO philosophy, not just read about it. " Dr Roger Clarke
Philosophy Disciplinary Lead
Having the opportunity to study with lecturers who are not only respected in their field but also enthusiastic about teaching really does make for a fantastic and rewarding experience. The whole faculty has a unique atmosphere where both students and staff have a genuine passion for the subject which makes for a great university experience. If you’re on the fence at all bite the bullet and go for it! Craig Henderson
BA Single Honours Philosophy (2016-17)