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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast

The PhD/MPhil programme is designed to provide training in the methods of independent research and will provide the student with a professional credential at the highest level. The research normally will be based upon an analysis of original field research materials.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Our regional interests include Ireland, the British Isles, Europe, Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Japan, the Caribbean, Latin America, Melanesia and Australia. We offer supervision in a wide range of topics, including:

  • Anthropology and Philosophy
  • Aspects of Social and Economic Change
  • Borders, Migration and Transnationalism
  • Conflict Transformation and Human Rights
  • Emotions and The Senses
  • Gender, Kinship and Marriage
  • Human/Animal Relations and Environmentalism
  • Identity, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Music, Popular Culture and Tourism
  • New Religions and Political Movements
  • Performance, Art and Material Culture
  • Public Policy

"Conducting fieldwork in Sri Lanka was a metamorphic experience; I gained invaluable skills collaborating with grassroots organisations, as well as confidence in my own abilities. Writing a thesis is never easy, however the process has allowed me to think deeply and analytically about my passions and will hopefully contribute to a more meaningful understanding of peace-building in the country."Nirosha Jayawardana
PhD student

Career Prospects

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

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. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

MODE OF STUDY/DURATION

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their programme of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

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English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level

Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English

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