Its key premise is that understanding the present (and anticipating the future) requires the ability to study and interpret the past and to appreciate how the tools of historical inquiry and the insights of philosophical theory combine to illuminate human societies, including those of the contemporary world.
The study of History at Queen's spans the period from early Greece and the Roman Empire to the twentieth century, as well as providing modules on Ireland, Britain, continental Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
The study of Philosophy enables students to learn about cutting-edge debates on ethics, metaphysics, theory of knowledge and political philosophy, as well as studying some of the key thinkers in the history of philosophy, such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Mill and Marx.
The History and Philosophy programme from Queen's University Belfast is designed to equip students with a range of skills which together foster the ability to practise self-motivated learning and increase the capacity to undertake independent learning in a progressive way.
Studying for a History and Philosophy degree at Queen’s will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by employers and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including History and Philosophy.
We regularly consult and develop links with a large number of employers, including NI government departments, who provide sponsorship for our internships.
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- Applied Ethics
- Contemporary Critical Theory
- Philosophical Theology
- •Philosophy for Children
- Issues in the Philosophy of Science
- Topics in Epistemology
- Philosophy of Technology
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHistory Philosophy & Ethics View 530 other Bachelors in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A level requirements
- Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.
- 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level
- QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades D*DD
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades D*DD
- A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree
- There are no specific subject requirements to study History and Politics.
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International17900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4630 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
- EU Other £17,900
- International £17,900
Living costs for Belfast
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.