Impact at Queen’s

Impact at Queen’s

School of English - visit website

The School of English has established itself as a centre for academic excellence by gaining 35% 4* and 30% 3*in the recent Research Assessment Exercise. The large numbers of monographs with scholarly presses and articles in learned journals testify to its contribution to the international culture of English Studies, as does the School's growing graduate student population. Every area of English studies is a vibrant presence, from Medieval and Early Modern to Eighteenth Century, Modern, Irish and Language, and this is reflected both in forthcoming conferences and the major collaborative research projects currently under way. These include the internationally renowned Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, and the Irish Scottish Academic Initiative.

School of Music - visit website

The School of Music & Sonic Arts at Queen’s provides one of most diverse and active research environments for music and music-related study in the UK or Ireland. Seventeen high-profile academics and a community of forty research students are engaged in projects ranging from Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth-century music topics, through a wide range of compositional and creative practice-based work, to ground-breaking projects exploring technical research applications at SARC. The School has been highly rated in the last two Research Assessment Exercises in the UK and has been at the forefront of a number of key musicological and creative research activities in the last twenty years.

School of Modern Languages - visit website

In addition to a number of specialised seminar series, such as those run by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, the Queen’s Postcolonial Research Forum and the Genders, Representations, Cultures forum, the School also holds a regular series of research seminars in all its subject areas. These are designed to give colleagues and postgraduate students an opportunity to present aspects of their research to a wider, non-specialist audience. Staff and postgraduate students from across the School are invited to attend. The purpose of these seminars is to encourage fruitful interdisciplinary debate and to present a showcase for the wide range of research that is carried out within the School.