Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a program of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis that makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. This contribution can be in the form of new knowledge or of significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge.
The main objective of the doctoral program is to train professionals to pursue academic careers as researchers or university teachers. Specializations include history of philosophy, moral and political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.
This research-based, interdisciplinary program focuses on, but is not restricted to, the field of social cognition. The study of social cognition links psychological processes to economic and political behavior and to the cultural transmission of social conventions and ideas. It is highly relevant for theorizing about the biological and social roots of the human mind. Students may take courses in cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive anthropology, computational cognition and linguistics, and receive practical research training in methods, experimental design and data analysis in the laboratories of departmental faculty members.
Ph.D. program in Archaeology and History of Art has two different subject concentrations: Archaeology & History of Art
The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) program comprises requirements to be completed in four years of full time study. The first year of the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) program is the same as for the Master Psychology (Clinical) program. The program consists of coursework, research and practicum. Eligible domestic higher degree research students may be awarded an Exemption Scholarship to cover the cost of academic tuition fees.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a program of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of possible fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis, which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a program of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of possible fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis, which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. This contribution can be in the form of new knowledge or of significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge.
The 'Globalisation and Legal Theory’ doctoral programme builds on a collaboration between the Universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Glasgow (United Kingdom), Kiel (Germany) and Tilburg (The Netherlands) that combines the expertise of all four institutions in bringing critical legal thought (in a broad sense) to bear on contemporary global challenges.
Theology offers the possibility of doctoral research across the classical fields of Biblical Studies, Church History and Practical Theology, and Systematic Theology, including Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. Theological research is characterized by interaction between historical, literary, and systematic methods.
The theoretical core of the PhD programme Language, Linguistics and Cognition is linguistics in a broad sense, which means that as well as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, it also covers conversational analysis, first and second language acquisition, language pedagogy, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and text linguistics.
A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study.
Ranked second nationally in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, our department offers research strengths in all periods of French literature, modern French history and politics, Francophone literature and French thought. There are several active research seminars and reading groups in which staff and research students participate.