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The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) presents a unique opportunity for students studying in sixth form or college. Not only can you earn extra UCAS points to get into university, but you can also develop strong research and writing skills.

The first step is to come up with a great project idea, which is easier said than done. Fortunately, the choice is yours–you can complete your project on whatever topic you want. On the other hand, with so many possibilities, it can be tricky to narrow it down.

Want to better understand EPQ? Read our guide: What is an EPQ.

This article will give you 600 EPQ topic ideas on a range of subjects to help you choose a good question and, more importantly, get an A*.

How to Choose a Good EPQ Idea

Getting a good grade in the EPQ relies on several factors, including meticulous planning, solid time management, and strong essay writing skills

Your idea is important, too. Here are some tips for choosing an idea:

  • Pick your passion: Choose a topic you’re genuinely passionate about to maintain motivation.
  • Be specific: You only have 5000-6000 words for your dissertation. This might sound like a lot, but it can be difficult to cram all your ideas into this space. Being specific will help.
  • Push boundaries: Markers like to see topics they haven’t encountered before. If your topic is more popular, try to look at it from a unique angle.

Below are 600 EPQ ideas (including artefact EPQ ideas) organised by subject (in alphabetical order). Some of these ideas are much more vague than you should be for your EPQ; it’s important to put your own spin on these ideas and find an interesting angle. If you’re struggling, your supervisor can help you narrow down a topic.

25 EPQ Ideas for Anthropology

  1. How does cultural relativism shape anthropological perspectives on human behaviour?
  2. To what extent does language influence cultural identity?
  3. In what ways do rituals and ceremonies reflect cultural beliefs and values?
  4. How has globalisation impacted indigenous cultures and traditional practices?
  5. To what extent can anthropology shed light on the evolution of human social structures?
  6. What role does gender play in shaping cultural norms?
  7. How do human migration patterns impact cultural exchange and identity?
  8. What can the food consumption of a society tell us about its cultural values and social structures?
  9. Can anthropology contribute to our understanding of human prehistory?
  10. How has technology altered the dynamics of anthropological fieldwork?
  11. Can anthropology address issues of cultural appropriation and stereotyping?
  12. What impact does climate change have on indigenous knowledge, and vice versa?
  13. To what extent can anthropology contribute to conflict resolution?
  14. How does the class system in the UK differ from those of other countries?
  15. In a post-pandemic world, what role can anthropology play in medicine?
  16. Is it important to preserve endangered cultures?
  17. What impact does tourism have on local communities?
  18. Is it important to respect cultural practices that may harm people?
  19. How do kinship systems influence social organisation?
  20. How has urbanisation affected the social structure of large human groups?
  21. Is it possible to define a singular, homogenous British culture?
  22. What can consumption patterns tell us about a particular society?
  23. What’s the difference between society and culture?
  24. Can language shape the way we view the world?
  25. Can online spaces like the Metaverse be considered their own society?

25 EPQ Ideas for Architecture

  1. How can architecture foster community engagement?
  2. What role does cultural identity play in shaping architectural design?
  3. How does sustainable architecture contribute to environmental conversation?
  4. In what ways can architectural design mitigate the impact of natural disasters?
  5. How does urban planning influence the mental well-being of city dwellers?
  6. Can changing architecture serve as a catalyst for economic development in urban areas?
  7. How do historic preservation strategies balance tradition and innovation?
  8. What factors should architects consider when designing for aging populations?
  9. How can architecture promote a healthier lifestyle?
  10. What challenges and opportunities does inclusive design present for architects?
  11. How does the style of council housing feed into stereotypes about class?
  12. How can architects revitalise abandoned urban spaces?
  13. How does architecture influence human behaviour in public spaces?
  14. What impact does architectural iconography have on the identity of a place?
  15. What lessons can architects learn from pandemic responses in designing for health?
  16. Was the Grenfell Tower a complete architectural failure?
  17. What can architecture tell us about politics?
  18. In what ways does minimalist architecture correspond with contemporary societal values?
  19. What is the effect of feminism on architecture?
  20. How can architects incorporate biophilic design principles into modern urban environments?
  21. To what extent is architectural design a form of art?
  22. How can technologies such as VR and AR benefit the architectural industry?
  23. Were the houses of the past of higher quality?
  24. How does architectural lighting impact the perception of spaces?
  25. How can architects design for climate resilience in vulnerable regions?
Architecture building

25 EPQ Ideas for Art

  1. How does art reflect and influence cultural identity?
  2. To what extent does street art challenge traditional notions of public space?
  3. How can art be utilised as a form of social and political commentary?
  4. In what ways does the digital age impact contemporary art creation and consumption?
  5. To what extent can images created by artificial intelligence (AI) be considered art?
  6. Can art serve as a therapeutic outlet for mental health expression and recovery?
  7. How did impressionism reflect the sociopolitical environment of the late 1800s?
  8. What role does public art play in enhancing urban environments?
  9. How does art education impact development in children and adolescents?
  10. How can art contribute to environmental awareness and sustainability?
  11. What impact does public funding have on the accessibility of art institutions?
  12. How does art respond to and reflect changing gender norms?
  13. How can art museums adapt to the digital age to enhance visitor engagement?
  14. In what ways does art challenge or reinforce stereotypes?
  15. What role does art play in shaping public memory and commemoration?
  16. How has globalisation influenced contemporary artistic trends?
  17. Can art bridge the generation gap?
  18. Who decides what is defined as ‘art’?
  19. Should street artists be allowed to graffiti on walls?
  20. What can the vandalism of Barnett Newman’s Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue tell us about the way people view art?
  21. Who determines the value of art?
  22. Why do humans create art, and why have they done so for thousands of years?
  23. Can art be considered a form of language?
  24. Who determines the meaning of artwork, the creator or the viewer?
  25. Is it worth creating art if nobody sees it?
Paintbrush and paints

25 EPQ Ideas for Biology

  1. How do genetics influence self-esteem?
  2. How can gene editing technologies revolutionise medicine?
  3. How do neurotransmitters contribute to mental health disorders?
  4. Can synthetic biology offer solutions to environmental challenges?
  5. In what ways does the gut-brain axis influence mental well-being?
  6. What is the biology of laughter?
  7. To what extent can CRISPR technology be applied ethically and safely in humans?
  8. What genes have an influence on human behaviour?
  9. What factors contribute to the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria?
  10. Why do some people use parasites for weight loss, and what are the implications of this?
  11. How do circadian rhythms affect human health and performance?
  12. Could genetic engineering address environmental pollution?
  13. Is addiction a genetic or social issue?
  14. Will brain transplants ever be viable?
  15. How does the UK’s changing climate affect biodiversity?
  16. How can hormones influence behaviour?
  17. Can biotechnology address the global food insecurity crisis?
  18. Can gut microbiota affect the host’s appetite?
  19. To what extent can animal evolutionary traits inspire innovations in technology and engineering?
  20. What impact has the grey squirrel had on the distribution of native red squirrels in the UK?
  21. Are animals as “smart” as humans?
  22. What are the ethical implications of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply?
  23. How does air pollution affect the respiratory health of a given population?
  24. What is the role of the immune system in auto-immune diseases?
  25. Why do humans living in “Blue Zones” have lower incidences of chronic disease than elsewhere?

25 EPQ Ideas for Business

  1. How does corporate social responsibility impact consumer perceptions and purchasing behaviour?
  2. To what extent can employee motivation impact organisational performance?
  3. Can environmentally sustainable business practices lead to long-term financial success?
  4. How do social media marketing strategies influence consumer decision-making?
  5. How does leadership style impact employee productivity?
  6. In what ways does corporate governance affect organisational success?
  7. Can entrepreneurship drive economic development in local communities?
  8. What role does emotional intelligence play in effective business leadership?
  9. In what ways can businesses effectively manage and leverage diversity?
  10. Can AI enhance business operations and efficiency?
  11. Should businesses outsourcing to developing countries pay workers the same they would at home?
  12. Should businesses pay apprentices more?
  13. What has changed for women in the workplace since 1900?
  14. To what extent can the government be considered a business?
  15. Should there be a salary cap for CEOs?
  16. How has e-commerce affected physical retail locations?
  17. Will Amazon Go change supermarket shopping forever?
  18. Should the government lower the corporate income tax?
  19. How has social media changed the landscape of marketing?
  20. To what extent can football clubs be considered businesses?
  21. How can AI contribute to informed decision-making for business owners?
  22. What makes a successful start-up?
  23. How ethical are Amazon’s business practices?
  24. What responsibility do businesses have to their consumers?
  25. To what extent do small businesses rely on digital marketing strategies?

25 EPQ Ideas for Chemistry

  1. How can green chemistry principles contribute to sustainable industrial practices?
  2. To what extent can nanotechnology revolutionise drug delivery systems?
  3. In what ways do catalysts impact reaction rates in chemical processes?
  4. Can chemistry provide solutions for efficient energy storage?
  5. How did chemistry help us understand the COVID-19 pandemic?
  6. Can an understanding of chemistry help in the development of anti-aging products?
  7. What impact does polymer chemistry have on materials science and engineering?
  8. How does fluoride impact the water supply?
  9. How does analytical chemistry contribute to forensic science and criminal investigations?
  10. How can green solvents impact the environmental sustainability of chemical processes?
  11. At what point does a chemical become a hallucinogen?
  12. How did optical isomerism impact the drug Thalidomide, which caused fetal abnormalities?
  13. To what extent can chemotherapy drugs be targeted using medicinal chemistry techniques?
  14. How do organometallic compounds contribute to catalysis in industrial processes?
  15. How do metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) contribute to gas storage and separation?
  16. Can cheminformatics improve the prediction of chemical properties and toxicity?
  17. How can click chemistry be used to improve drug synthesis?
  18. How do photovoltaic cells work?
  19. Did the discovery of pharmaceutical chemicals change the course of history?
  20. Can cannabis use in adolescence cause mental health issues like schizophrenia?
  21. What are the benefits of computer-based, fragment-aided drug design?
  22. Why doesn’t plastic decompose?
  23. What are the chemicals involved in the human conception of love?
  24. Project: Make a collection of pleasant-smelling esters.
  25. Project: Extract limonene from a range of citrus fruits.
Chemistry flash set

25 EPQ Ideas for Computer Science

  1. How can machine learning algorithms improve fraud detection in financial transactions?
  2. In what ways does natural language processing contribute to the development of intelligent chatbots?
  3. To what extent can blockchain technology enhance data security and integrity?
  4. To what extent can explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) improve trust in AI systems?
  5. Should we teach children to code in school?
  6. Are AI-assessed job applications inevitably biased?
  7. Will AI create or diminish the number of jobs available?
  8. What impact does cybersecurity have on the reliability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices?
  9. To what extent can machine learning predict and prevent cyber attacks?
  10. What role does augmented reality (AR) play in enhancing the user experience of mobile apps?
  11. How accurately can AI writing assistants (like Grammarly) express human language?
  12. Are AI-powered robots responsible for their own actions?
  13. The impact of technology on the future of law enforcement and criminal justice?
  14. Has technology made our daily lives more or less secure?
  15. Has widespread technology led to an increase in crime?
  16. How will 5G change our lives?
  17. How does parallel computing improve the performance of computational models?
  18. In what ways can deep learning algorithms contribute to medical image analysis?
  19. What role does computer vision play in image recognition and object detection?
  20. How does edge computing address challenges in real-time data processing?
  21. Can artificial general intelligence (AGI) be achieved?
  22. Can AI models be applied ethically to facilitate sensitive decision-making?
  23. How can we improve human-computer interaction to increase accessibility?
  24. Is internet access a human right?
  25. Project: Create a website and code it yourself.

25 EPQ Ideas for Economics

  1. Should the government implement a universal basic income?
  2. How does automation impact employment rates and income distribution in developed economies?
  3. Is capitalism ethical?
  4. Can economic incentives effectively address environmental issues?
  5. How has the Russo-Ukrainian war impacted the global trade economy?
  6. What would be the economic implications of a country adopting cryptocurrency as its official currency?
  7. Should countries prioritise economic growth or environmental sustainability?
  8. How does income inequality affect social cohesion?
  9. Can the circular economy model contribute to long-term economic sustainability?
  10. What economic factors contribute to the success or failure of international development aid programs?
  11. To what extent does government intervention influence economic stability during times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic?
  12. How does an ageing population impact a country’s economic prospects?
  13. Is the concept of a ‘sharing economy’ a viable solution to address times of financial hardship?
  14. To what extent does access to education influence economic mobility?
  15. What impact did Brexit have on the UK economy?
  16. What factors contribute to the success or failure of economic sanctions as a foreign policy tool?
  17. How do interest rate changes impact consumer spending?
  18. Should governments prioritise economic growth or economic stability during times of crisis?
  19. How does income inequality impact access to healthcare and health outcomes?
  20. Why is paying taxes important?
  21. To what extent does the gig economy contribute to financial insecurity?
  22. How often should the minimum wage be reviewed?
  23. How does the rise of e-commerce impact brick-and-mortar retail and local economies?
  24. Does hosting a global event, such as the FIFA World Cup, benefit a country’s economy?
  25. How can the government address the housing crisis?

25 EPQ Ideas for Education

  1. How does technology impact student learning outcomes in primary education?
  2. To what extent does the quality of early childhood education influence later academic success?
  3. How can inclusive education practices benefit students?
  4. How does the school environment contribute to student engagement and academic performance?
  5. Is project-based learning an effective approach to enhancing critical thinking skills in secondary school students?
  6. What role does teacher training play in addressing the challenges of multicultural classrooms?
  7. To what extent does standardised testing accurately reflect student abilities?
  8. How does the flipped classroom model impact student achievement?
  9. Is the education system indoctrinating students?
  10. Should school uniforms be enforced?
  11. How can the education system better cater to students with high-functioning autism?
  12. Does banning mobile phones in school do more harm than good?
  13. Should parents have a say in what children are taught at school?
  14. Can schools effectively teach mental health and well-being?
  15. Do exams unfairly advantage boys, and why?
  16. How can schools address the digital divide?
  17. To what extent do extracurricular activities impact the development of secondary school students?
  18. Can outdoor education programs enhance creativity and problem-solving skills in primary students?
  19. Can alternative education models, such as homeschooling or unschooling, provide effective learning environments?
  20. What impact does the student-teacher relationship have on learning outcomes?
  21. What role does parental involvement play in student success?
  22. To what extent does parental socio-economic status influence educational opportunities?
  23. How important are creative subjects, like art and music, in secondary school?
  24. Should sports be compulsory at secondary school?
  25. How can teachers account for different learning preferences?
Classroom of kids with teacher in a lesson

25 EPQ Ideas for Engineering

  1. How can sustainable engineering practices be implemented in urban development?
  2. To what extent can artificial intelligence enhance predictive maintenance in industrial engineering?
  3. How does 3D printing impact traditional manufacturing processes in the aerospace industry?
  4. Can engineering solutions effectively address the challenges of renewable energy storage?
  5. How can smart materials revolutionise civil engineering?
  6. In what ways can engineering design optimise water treatment and purification systems?
  7. Should the focus of transportation engineering shift toward autonomous modes of transport like self-driving cars?
  8. Why is there a gender imbalance in engineering?
  9. What’s the relation between architecture and engineering?
  10. Did the Titanic sink due to engineering faults?
  11. Can engineering innovation improve accessibility for people with disabilities?
  12. Would it be possible to run the UK entirely on energy from wind farms?
  13. How can engineering solutions address climate change challenges in coastal areas?
  14. In what ways can engineering principles be applied to enhance disaster resilience in infrastructure?
  15. What does it mean to be ethical as an engineer?
  16. How can a better understanding of robotics enhance efficiency and safety in manufacturing?
  17. How does bioengineering contribute to advancements in prosthetics and medical devices?
  18. What role does materials engineering play in developing sustainable packaging?
  19. What does the future of transport look like?
  20. How can advancements in aerodynamics and materials engineering help to create a more energy-efficient Formula 1 race car?
  21. What role does geotechnical engineering play in addressing challenges related to soil stability and landslides?
  22. Is genetic engineering the future of medicine?
  23. Should children be taught engineering in primary school?
  24. Project: Build a model plane or boat.
  25. Project: Design a modern solution for plastic recycling.

25 EPQ Ideas for English Literature 

  1. How does the portrayal of female characters in classic literature reflect changing societal attitudes toward women?
  2. To what extent does the use of symbolism contribute to the depth and meaning of Shakespearean tragedies?
  3. How does post-colonial literature challenge established perspectives on identity and power?
  4. How has the representation of mental health evolved in literature?
  5. Is it important to teach media literacy?
  6. What role does the unreliable narrator play in shaping the reader’s interpretation of a story?
  7. How does magical realism contribute to the themes and messages of contemporary literature?
  8. In what ways do graphic novels challenge the traditional notions of literature and storytelling?
  9. How has the portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters evolved in literature, and how does this impact societal perceptions?
  10. To what extent does the setting contribute to the atmosphere and mood in Gothic literature?
  11. How does the use of dialect and language contribute to the authenticity of regional literature?
  12. Can a study of literary adaptions for film and television provide insights into changing audience expectations?
  13. How does the concept of the ‘Byronic hero’ persist in modern literature and popular culture?
  14. To what extent does F. Scott Fitzgerald’s use of narrative perspective impact the portrayal of the American Dream in ‘The Great Gatsby’?
  15. How does the narrative structure in Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ enhance the exploration of time and consciousness?
  16. Can the analysis of allegory and satire in George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ offer insights into political and societal commentary?
  17. What does the popularity of TikTok’s ‘BookTok’ hashtag tell us about changing literary preferences?
  18. To what extent does the use of magical realism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ contribute to the portrayal of Latin American culture?
  19. The author John Green frequently says that “books belong to their readers”. Is this true?
  20. How do platforms like Wattpad change what it means to be an author?
  21. Can fan fiction be considered a form of literature?
  22. Can works of literature oppress their female characters?
  23. What books should be taught in schools, and why?
  24. What makes a novel ‘great’?
  25. How does the portrayal of gender roles in Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Jane Eyre’ challenge or conform to Victorian societal norms?
Hand holding a literature book, while friend watches

25 EPQ Ideas for Ethics

  1. How can we address the ethical implications of artificial intelligence in policing?
  2. To what extent does the use of biometric data in surveillance impact individual privacy?
  3. How does the ethical framework of medical consent adapt to the challenges posed by telemedicine and remote healthcare?
  4. What are the ethical challenges posed by social media algorithms and their impact on information dissemination?
  5. Is it ethical to use autonomous drones in warfare and surveillance?
  6. Are designer babies ethical?
  7. How can we address the implications of deepfake technology?
  8. Do businesses have a responsibility to act sustainably?
  9. Do humans have a right to explore space?
  10. Should embryos have protected rights?
  11. Should students be taught ethics in school?
  12. Who decides what is ethical?
  13. Is it ethical to test for disabilities like Down’s Syndrome in unborn babies?
  14. Is cloning ethical?
  15. Should people undergo an assessment to vote?
  16. Do consumers have an ethical obligation to consider where material goods come from?
  17. Can ethical principles guide international cooperation in addressing public health crises?
  18. What are the ethical implications of using AI during the hiring process?
  19. Should people be able to sue their parents for bringing them into the world?
  20. Are morals innate or socially conditioned?
  21. Do celebrities have a right to privacy?
  22. Do countries have an obligation to take on refugees?
  23. Is it ethical to experiment on animals?
  24. Can the ends ever justify the means?
  25. Can ethics improve the world?

25 EPQ Ideas for Geography

  1. How does climate change influence migration patterns?
  2. How can GIS technology address urban sprawl and land-use planning?
  3. Can sustainable agriculture mitigate the impact of food insecurity?
  4. How did the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami affect tourism in Thailand?
  5. How does the study of cultural landscapes inform heritage conservation?
  6. To what extent can sustainable tourism protect biodiversity in fragile ecosystems?
  7. How does water scarcity contribute to geopolitical tensions?
  8. Can better urban planning prevent the development of slums?
  9. Does the earth belong more to humans or animals?
  10. Does the placement of global supply routes inherently cause economic inequality?
  11. Is tourism good or bad?
  12. Should international borders exist?
  13. Can the study of coastal geography inform effective strategies for managing and adapting to sea-level rise?
  14. How does climate change influence patterns of disease migration?
  15. What are the environmental and social impacts of fracking?
  16. How do historical factors shape migration patterns and refugee flows?
  17. Can the study of plate tectonics help us predict earthquakes?
  18. What role does geopolitics play in shaping global resource distribution?
  19. What impact does infrastructure development have on regional economic disparities?
  20. What are the challenges presented by aging populations?
  21. Does the concept of sustainable development apply to resource extraction industries?
  22. Will Antarctica ever be habitable?
  23. Can a developing country ever become a developed nation?
  24. How does agriculture affect soil health?
  25. Should active volcanoes be tourist spots?
Globe of the world

25 EPQ Ideas for History

  1. How did the Industrial Revolution transform social structures in 19th-century Britain?
  2. How did colonialism shape the cultural, economic, and political development of Tanzania during and after independence?
  3. Can the study of historical pandemics offer insights for future action?
  4. What role did propaganda play in influencing German public opinion during World War II?
  5. To what extent did the women’s suffrage movement contribute to advancements in gender equality?
  6. How did the Age of Enlightenment influence the development of political thought and institutions in Europe?
  7. How did the Reformation impact religious practices in 16th-century England?
  8. How did the Silk Road facilitate cultural exchange and economic development between the East and West?
  9. Who was Jack the Ripper?
  10. Are school history textbooks biased?
  11. How has fashion changed in the UK since the Middle Ages?
  12. Are works of fiction and art valid historical sources?
  13. How did the Scientific Revolution challenge traditional beliefs?
  14. Can the study of historical urbanisation patterns inform contemporary urban planning?
  15. What singular invention changed the course of history?
  16. Is history important for the future?
  17. How did the Cold War impact political ideologies and power dynamics?
  18. What can mainstream media tell us about historical political conflicts?
  19. To what extent did the Spanish Inquisition contribute to religious intolerance in Europe?
  20. How did the intellectual movements of the 1920s shape the character of the Roaring Twenties?
  21. How did the Opium Wars influence the socio-economic and political trajectory of 19th-century China?
  22. Did historical maritime exploration directly contribute to the establishment of modern global trade networks?
  23. Can the study of historical diplomacy offer insights into contemporary geopolitical challenges?
  24. How did the Green Revolution impact global agriculture and food production in the mid-20th century?

25 EPQ Ideas for Languages

  1. How did modern English come to be?
  2. What can cultural differences in ‘baby talk’ tell us about language acquisition?
  3. Can languages be considered alive?
  4. Is it important to preserve endangered languages?
  5. Can language influence our perceptions of time and space?
  6. How does bilingualism impact cognitive function?
  7. What role does translation play in understanding foreign literature?
  8. Is Scots a language or a dialect?
  9. How does technology aid in language learning?
  10. Should English have a language academy like The French Academy?
  11. Why did the Esperanto language policy fail?
  12. Is the Latin alphabet a good writing system?
  13. Can studying linguistic variation contribute to more effective education approaches?
  14. Is body language universal?
  15. Should learning sign language be mandatory?
  16. Is brail a language?
  17. Should we develop a universal lingua franca?
  18. How does the evolution of slang reflect societal changes and trends?
  19. How do language ideologies shape language policies?
  20. Are multilingual people more successful?
  21. Can language use reflect your identity?
  22. Is there a ‘correct’ way to speak a language?
  23. Will AI change the way we translate languages?
  24. How far back can we trace languages?
  25. Why is English so widespread?

25 EPQ Ideas for Law

  1. To what extent do privacy laws adequately protect individuals in the digital age?
  2. Who is responsible for implementing and upholding laws in the Metaverse?
  3. How has international law addressed the challenges of cyber warfare?
  4. How does the concept of corporate personhood impact legal liability in business?
  5. Can legal frameworks effectively address challenges in AI, such as algorithmic bias?
  6. How effective is international humanitarian law in mitigating humanitarian crises?
  7. Is there a legal responsibility to regulate emerging technologies?
  8. How do intellectual property laws balance the rights of creators in the digital era?
  9. How does the legal concept of self-defense apply to cyber-attacks?
  10. What impact do extradition laws have on transnational crime and terrorism?
  11. Does the legal system protect individuals’ rights in the context of surveillance technologies and mass data collection?
  12. How has the legal definition of marriage evolved and how does this impact society?
  13. How can environmental laws address the challenges of biodiversity loss?
  14. Should gene editing be legal?
  15. How do antitrust laws contribute to maintaining competition and preventing monopolies in the digital age?
  16. In what ways do laws regarding data protection and privacy impact the development of smart cities?
  17. Do animals deserve legal rights?
  18. How can legal frameworks address the challenges of regulating self-driving vehicles?
  19. How can the law address racial and ethnic discrimination in the criminal justice system?
  20. Are juries inevitably flawed?
  21. How does the law help society?
  22. How can freedom of speech laws adapt to the challenges presented by social media?
  23. What needs to be considered when creating a new law?
  24. Who should the law protect?
  25. How do laws that address gender-based violence contribute to social attitudes about gender inequality?

25 EPQ Ideas for Maths

  1. How can mathematical models predict climate change?
  2. To what extent can mathematical models enhance cybersecurity measures?
  3. How does the application of mathematical techniques improve supply chain efficiency? 
  4. Can mathematical modeling provide insights into the spread and containment of infectious diseases like COVID-19?
  5. Should students be forced to take maths at A-Level?
  6. How do mathematical concepts influence the development of AI?
  7. How can mathematical modelling inform traffic management?
  8. How can game theory shape strategic decision-making in business?
  9. Can number theory principles be applied to enhance the security of cryptographic systems?
  10. What has been the most impactful mathematical discovery to date?
  11. How does the study of chaos theory inform our understanding of complex systems in nature?
  12. How useful is generative AI for solving mathematical problems?
  13. Should maths education focus more on applied mathematics?
  14. Has maths always existed?
  15. Can mathematical analysis contribute to the optimisation of renewable energy systems?
  16. How does graph theory contribute to the optimisation of network design and communications systems?
  17. Can mathematical principles guide fair voting systems in democratic processes?
  18. What impact does mathematical symmetry have on artistic disciplines?
  19. What role does probability theory play in risk management?
  20. Is the concept of infinity useful?
  21. What was the role of maths in the code-breaking at Bletchley Park?
  22. How does maths inform the systems behind cryptocurrencies?
  23. To what extent can mathematical analysis contribute to predicting and managing financial market fluctuations?
  24. Can mathematical algorithms enhance personalised learning experiences?
  25. Should maths be optional in secondary school?

25 EPQ Ideas for Medicine

  1. Is personalised medicine the way forward?
  2. To what extent can telemedicine improve healthcare accessibility?
  3. Can machine learning and AI be effectively used in medical diagnostics?
  4. What role do social factors play in health disparities?
  5. How can robotics benefit minimally invasive surgical procedures?
  6. How can medical professionals balance patient autonomy with ethical considerations in end-of-life care?
  7. Is there a place for alternative medicine in Western healthcare?
  8. What impact do lifestyle factors have on longevity?
  9. Is gene therapy a viable option for managing genetic diseases?
  10. Were the public health interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic sufficient?
  11. Is nanomedicine the future of targeted drug delivery?
  12. Can medical interventions address the rising global prevalence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes?
  13. How does medical anthropology contribute to the understanding of healthcare?
  14. Could 3D printing technology provide the solution for personalised medical implants and prosthetics?
  15. Why are girls underdiagnosed when it comes to autism?
  16. Do government health incentives like putting calories on menus affect public health outcomes?
  17. Is plastic surgery a solution to body dysmorphic disorder?
  18. What is the effect of race and ethnicity on health outcomes during hospital treatment>
  19. What are the arguments for legalising medical cannabis?
  20. Did the Ancient Egyptians truly understand illness and medicine?
  21. Are we treating mental health disorders correctly?
  22. How can advancements in neurotechnology contribute to the treatment of brain injuries?
  23. Is preventative healthcare more important than treatment?
  24. Should healthcare be public?
  25. Should organ donation be mandatory?

25 EPQ Ideas for Physics

  1. How does quantum entanglement challenge our understanding of particle physics?
  2. Can string theory provide a unified explanation for the fundamental forces in the universe?
  3. Is the study of the universe important?
  4. Can advancements in quantum computing revolutionise information processing?
  5. Is time linear?
  6. Is nuclear power a viable future resource?
  7. Can the study of gravitational waves contribute to our understanding of black hole mergers?
  8. Can physics prove (or disprove) the existence of God?
  9. Could the moon be a tourist destination?
  10. How far can humans realistically travel in space?
  11. Is physics a male-dominated field and why?
  12. What role does physics play in daily life?
  13. Are any laws of physics breakable?
  14. Do parallel universes exist?
  15. What implications do the laws of physics have on free will?
  16. How can concepts in physics, like light and colour, influence art?
  17. How does physics inform our understanding of the origins of the universe?
  18. What was the role of Mileva Meric, Albert Einstein’s wife, in his findings?
  19. Should we eliminate nuclear weapons?
  20. What is the most important discovery in physics?
  21. How can physics be used to prevent climate change?
  22. What is the role of physics in medicine?
  23. What happens when the Sun dies?
  24. Will humans ever live on another planet?
  25. Project: Design and build a robot.

25 EPQ Ideas for Politics

  1. How does the voting system affect representation in democratic elections?
  2. To what extent do political debates influence public opinion?
  3. How do local policies impact the daily lives of citizens?
  4. Can political cartoons effectively convey complex political issues?
  5. What role does diplomacy play in resolving international conflict?
  6. How do modern political campaigns leverage social media?
  7. How can citizens actively participate in local government decision-making?
  8. What impact does the media’s portrayal of political leaders have on public perception?
  9. Should politics prioritise the needs of marginalised communities?
  10. How does the electoral college system influence presidential elections in the United States?
  11. How can governments increase youth participation in politics?
  12. Should politics be mandatory in schools?
  13. Should businesses be allowed to lobby governments?
  14. Should freedom of speech be protected at all costs?
  15. Do we need new political systems to govern international cyber-space (e.g. the Metaverse)?
  16. Should National Service be mandatory?
  17. Is the government’s responsibility to address climate change?
  18. Should there always be a separation of church and state?
  19. What were the main factors that led to Brexit?
  20. Does the government have a right to ban protests?
  21. How can the government reduce voter apathy?
  22. Is the national government more important than councils?
  23. Should Scotland be allowed a second referendum?
  24. Is there a fair representation of working-class people in the government?
  25. Should there be a global system of governance?

25 EPQ Ideas for Psychology

  1. How does the nature vs. nurture debate help us understand human behaviour?
  2. How do cultural factors influence mental health?
  3. Can cognitive psychology help us understand memory disorders?
  4. What makes humans happy?
  5. Can psychological research contribute to the prevention of substance abuse and addiction?
  6. What impact does sleep have on cognitive function?
  7. How does evolutionary psychology explain human mating behaviours and relationship dynamics?
  8. Can psychology explain the motivations for bullying and cyberbullying?
  9. What were the effects of isolation during COVID-19 lockdowns?
  10. Do gender-neutral toys give children less restrictive views of gender?
  11. Can education in psychology prevent bullying in schools?
  12. Does the media portrayal of mental health issues make it hard for teenagers to seek help?
  13. Do ethical constraints on research hinder our understanding of psychology?
  14. Can cannabis use cause schizophrenia?
  15. Is psychology a science?
  16. What effect does bipolar disorder have on the family of the patient?
  17. Do our genes or our experiences shape who we are?
  18. Do different cultures see mental health in different ways?
  19. Can psychology help us break bad habits?
  20. Why does the placebo effect happen?
  21. Is future criminal behaviour always evident in childhood?
  22. Why do people fall in love?
  23. How does online behaviour affect mental well-being?
  24. Can talking therapy help with anxiety?
  25. Is a full state of focus feasible for the human brain?

25 EPQ Ideas for Religious Studies

  1. Are science and religion the same?
  2. What role do religious rituals have in fostering a sense of community?
  3. Do Muslims and Christians share the same God?
  4. How do religious beliefs influence moral decision-making?
  5. Can religious texts explain cultural values?
  6. Is there an afterlife?
  7. What impact do religious teachings have on attitudes toward the environment?
  8. Is religious teaching the best way to create peace?
  9. In what ways do art and architecture reflect religious beliefs?
  10. How do religious practices contribute to individual well-being?
  11. How does the concept of forgiveness vary across different religions?
  12. How do religious leaders contribute to community development?
  13. Why is Christianity declining in the United Kingdom?
  14. What role does storytelling play in religious traditions?
  15. Why do some religions spread while others remain small?
  16. Why are certain animals considered sacred?
  17. How do holidays and festivals strengthen religious identity?
  18. Can the concept of karma influence ethical behaviour?
  19. What impact does religious pluralism have on society?
  20. How does Catholicism address the concept of suffering?
  21. What’s the difference between a cult and a religion?
  22. Does religion have a place in politics?
  23. How did the history of the church shape today’s society?
  24. Why are there different branches in major religions?
  25. Can studying religious history prevent future conflicts?

25 EPQ Ideas for Sociology

  1. Is the nuclear family structure important?
  2. How does education enforce or challenge social inequality?
  3. Does social media perpetuate negative perceptions of body image?
  4. Would studying sociology prevent bullying in schools?
  5. Why does racism exist?
  6. Is social media eroding our social skills?
  7. Does class really have an impact on access to opportunities?
  8. How do gender roles influence career choices?
  9. Can studying subcultures provide insights into youth identity?
  10. How does migration impact cultural diversity?
  11. Why do certain communities experience higher crime rates?
  12. How does socialisation contribute to individual identity?
  13. Can sociology help us understand voting patterns?
  14. Can sociology create positive social change?
  15. Does globalisation have a positive or negative impact on local cultures?
  16. How do religious beliefs influence social attitudes?
  17. Why are certain occupations gender-dominated?
  18. Can sociology inform effective public health campaigns?
  19. What is the next wave of feminism?
  20. Why do certain age groups experience social isolation?
  21. Who is to blame for poverty?
  22. What effect could polyamorous families have on children?
  23. How does technology impact social interactions among different generations?
  24. Has sociology neglected the study of emotions?
  25. How do social expectations influence individual choices about marriage and family?

25 EPQ Ideas for Sport

  1. What role does teamwork play in the success of a sports team?
  2. How important are grassroots sports for social inclusion and community engagement?
  3. How do sports influence cultural identity and national pride?
  4. Why are some sports more popular in specific countries?
  5. Why do people engage in recreational sports?
  6. Why has women’s football been so slow to develop in the UK compared to men’s football?
  7. Do popular sports enforce or challenge gender stereotypes?
  8. Should trans athletes be allowed to compete in standard leagues?
  9. What can sports rivalries tell us about cultural tensions?
  10. Can football ultras be considered a subculture movement?
  11. What are the effects of an international event like the Olympics on the host country?
  12. How does the accessibility of sports facilities impact participation rates?
  13. Should sports be mandatory in secondary schools?
  14. Can sports promote cultural exchange between nations?
  15. Is Financial Fair Play (FFP) an effective tool for enforcing fairness among football clubs?
  16. Do sports contribute to the development of social skills in children?
  17. Why do people engage in sports fandom?
  18. Why do female footballers experience higher rates of ACL injury than their male counterparts?
  19. What can sports history tell us about society at the time?
  20. Should sports clubs make more effort to be diverse and inclusive?
  21. Who decides what is a sport?
  22. Do high-level athletes have a responsibility to be role models?
  23. Should professional athletes be paid more than medical professionals?
  24. How can we fix the pay gap in sports?
  25. What is the impact of genetics on sporting success?

Which EPQ Topic Should You Choose?

The ideas above are just a taster for popular EPQ subjects to inspire you. Remember, you can choose any topic you like. Since you’ll be spending six months researching and writing an essay about your chosen topic, it needs to be something you’re interested in.

Hopefully, these EPQ ideas have helped you figure out how to form an interesting question. By putting your own personal spin on an interesting idea, you can start down your pathway to getting a great EPQ grade.

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