36 months
17900 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The History and Philosophy programme from Queen's University Belfast provides students with an intellectual training in the disciplines of History and Philosophy, which are mutually enriching subjects.

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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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Ethics
  • Contemporary Critical Theory
  • Philosophical Theology
  • •Philosophy for Children
  • Issues in the Philosophy of Science
  • Topics in Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
  • 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
All applicants
  • There are no specific subject requirements to study History and Politics.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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