At Queen's the virtues of a philosophy degree are distinctly practical. Through careful and supportive supervision, we teach students how to think, write and speak with an exactness, clarity and imagination, and help them to see themselves and problems in the world with a nuanced and sophisticated understanding that can take many different perspectives on board.
Our undergraduate degree courses feature a wide range of modules which cover the core topics in analytic philosophy: ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. We also have distinctive modules which challenge philosophy students to develop an even broader range of skills: Philosophy for Children involves students leading classroom philosophy discussions in partnered primary schools; and Practical Philosophy takes specific contemporary issues and gets students to draw up informed, principled and considered policy recommendations in response to them.
We offer many interesting and thought-provoking cross-school interdisciplinary modules such as e.g. Apocalypse! End of the World.
We offer single honours courses and joint honours courses:
Philosophy | BA Anthropology and Philosophy | BA English and Philosophy | BA History and Philosophy | BA Philosophy and Politics | BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics | BA Mlba (UM) Liberal Arts | MLibArts
- POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH
We offer two postgraduate research degrees: the MPhil Philosophy, and the PhD Philosophy. For each qualification, you will carry out an extended, original research project working closely with the guidance of a supervisor who is an expert in the field. By the end of your degree you will have produced a written thesis which will be examined by a viva voce by an external examiner, an expert on your topic.
Many more details about these degrees can be found through the following links:
Find a PhD Supervisor for Philosophy Postgraduate Research Opportunities
Studying philosophy forces you to examine all the assumptions about the world you didn’t even realise that you have. I didn’t know what to expect from philosophy, but I found a degree that was intellectually challenging and that made me love my time at university. The most unique thing about philosophy at QUB is the lecturers. They are all so enthusiastic about the subject and went above and beyond to help us learn. If you want a degree that gives you an original approach to the world and makes you great at arguing, then I would recommend philosophy at QUB Annabel Salisbury
BA Single Honours Philosophy (2017-18)
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Philosophy at Queen's has developed a number of international links that allow students - both undergraduate and postgraduate - to study abroad. In particular it has important links to a number of philosophy departments in universities in China.
We have a vibrant and busy student Philosophy Society that organises a wide range of extra-curricular and philosophically-engaged activities: film nights, discussion seminars, pub outings and an annual 'reading weekend' in the Mourne Mountains.
The Philosophy Society also hosts sessions in parallel to our taught programmes, including the UG Philosophy Reading Group, and their long-standing, highly appreciated, and very successful student-led 'Weekly Logic Workshops'.