- About the School
About the School
The School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics was established in 2001, though each discipline has held an important place within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Faculty of Arts prior to 2014) for many decades. Today, the disciplines work together in the areas of teaching, research and school administration, whilst retaining their respective community activities and professional associations.
The School is a primary provider of programs in its disciplines within Queensland, and is recognised internationally for the high quality of its teaching and research. The School is dedicated to cross-disciplinary teaching and learning activities, so that students are offered a variety of learning experiences in collaboration between the disciplines and with other schools across the university. Three of the seven University of Queensland Rhodes scholars in recent years have been either History or Philosophy majors, and the research community hosts a vibrant and enthusiastic cohort of research students.
The School is the monopoly provider of tertiary studies in Philosophy, Religion and Classics in Queensland and has the largest History discipline of any Queensland tertiary institution. The School teaches mainly on the St Lucia campus but also has a growing number of students on the Ipswich campus in Introductory History and Philosophy.