MPhil

Accounting

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Queen's Management School

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The accounting group is energetic and continuously strives for excellence in teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from accounting change to accounting education, and from performance measurement to financial accounting, using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. The group has a particular interest in public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in accounting. Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Particular research strengths include:

  • Accounting and performance measurement in multinational companies
  • Accounting quality and corporate governance
  • Accruals accounting in public sector organisations
  • Ethics and accounting education
  • Governance in charities
  • Management/accounting change in the public sector
  • Performance measurement/management in charities
  • Performance measurement/management in public sector organisations
  • Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Short-termism and corporate governance
  • Use of the case study approach in accounting education

Why Queen's?

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

  • In its analysis of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen's Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management for research intensity.
  • Staff members are published in top-ranked academic journals, regularly attract competitive research funding, act as journal editors and sit on the editorial advisory boards of journals.
  • The School has a proven track-record of placing its PhD graduates in tenure-track research and teaching posts at top universities in the UK and elsewhere.

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

  • At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.
  • The mix of international students and staff is very diverse: Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, Great Britain, United States, and Zimbabwe.

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Great effort is made to provide graduate students with the research competencies to undertake innovative and scholarly work in their chosen fields.
  • Students participate actively in the research seminars of the School and University, attend conferences and participate in external academic networks.
  • Teaching opportunities are commonly made available for doctoral researchers to provide further experience and learning so as to best prepare students for a career in leading higher education institutes.

WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

  • PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building with state-of-the-art facilities.

FUNDING OPTIONS

  • Our PhD programmes can either be self-funded or funded through various bursaries and scholarships, which will be advertised on the School's website. Last updated 21.10.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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 (or part-time equivalent).

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:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the result stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 7.0, with not less than 6.0 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. Please click the links below for more information:

  • 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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

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Queen’s Management School

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Accounting

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Queen's Management School

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The accounting group is energetic and continuously strives for excellence in teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from accounting change to accounting education, and from performance measurement to financial accounting, using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. The group has a particular interest in public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in accounting. Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Particular research strengths include:

  • Accounting and performance measurement in multinational companies
  • Accounting quality and corporate governance
  • Accruals accounting in public sector organisations
  • Ethics and accounting education
  • Governance in charities
  • Management/accounting change in the public sector
  • Performance measurement/management in charities
  • Performance measurement/management in public sector organisations
  • Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Short-termism and corporate governance
  • Use of the case study approach in accounting education

Why Queen's?

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

  • In its analysis of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen's Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management for research intensity.
  • Staff members are published in top-ranked academic journals, regularly attract competitive research funding, act as journal editors and sit on the editorial advisory boards of journals.
  • The School has a proven track-record of placing its PhD graduates in tenure-track research and teaching posts at top universities in the UK and elsewhere.

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

  • At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.
  • The mix of international students and staff is very diverse: Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, Great Britain, United States, and Zimbabwe.

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Great effort is made to provide graduate students with the research competencies to undertake innovative and scholarly work in their chosen fields.
  • Students participate actively in the research seminars of the School and University, attend conferences and participate in external academic networks.
  • Teaching opportunities are commonly made available for doctoral researchers to provide further experience and learning so as to best prepare students for a career in leading higher education institutes.

WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

  • PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building with state-of-the-art facilities.

FUNDING OPTIONS

  • Our PhD programmes can either be self-funded or funded through various bursaries and scholarships, which will be advertised on the School's website. Last updated 21.10.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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 (or part-time equivalent).

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:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the result stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 7.0, with not less than 6.0 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. Please click the links below for more information:

  • 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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Postgraduate Administrator
Queen’s Management School

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

Queen's Management School

Queen's Management School
Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5EE

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Why us?

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Archaeology

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Natural and Built Environment

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

Research in the Past Cultural Change (PCC) cluster explores the material manifestations of culture through time and space. We combine innovative scientific methods with theoretically-informed analyses to understand past human experience, bringing together the humanities and the sciences.

The combination of environmental archaeology, and especially bio-archaeology, with more traditional approaches to the past, helps to differentiate Queen's from most other archaeology departments and is seen as both a strength and stimulus to future developments. Thematically, we have identified seven areas of particular specialist interest and welcome applications from potential PhD students interested in these areas:

  • Development of agriculture and the cultural landscape in Atlantic Europe, Eurasia and its associated economic, chronological and environmental backdrop 
  • Organisation of domestic and ritual space (including landscapes) from prehistory through the post-medieval period in the North Atlantic region 
  • Populations and palaeodiet from Ireland to Eurasia 
  • Refinement of chronologies from selected regions of the world, using the facilities of the 14CHRONO labs 
  • Religion, society and material culture in the central and western Mediterranean 
  • Settlement and economy of medieval and post-medieval Ireland; connections with the New World 
  • Social and bio-archaeological approaches to death, involving the study of mortuary data from Ireland across Eurasia, especially the former Soviet Union

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Members of the PCC and the Environmental Change research clusters work closely to develop research that takes into consideration both the social and environmental context of human society (see also Geography and Palaeoecology: Environmental Change). Integrated within PCC is the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, a financially self-supporting excavation unit with an exceptional record of publication and a high media profile, reflecting a strong commitment to community engagement.

Why Queen's?

  • The cluster undertakes research in Ireland, Great Britain and abroad, in particular, the Mediterranean region, territories of the former Soviet Union, the North Atlantic, west Africa and North America, where both staff and research students undertake collaborative projects.
  • Being based in the recently built 14CHRONO Centre has expanded our research facilities and allowed us to extend our research agenda.
  • Facilities include an AMS 14C dating facility, an NEC accelerator mass spectrometer, cold storage for biological materials, drawing office, laboratories for post-excavation, human bone analysis, palynology, plant, snail and insect macrofossils, dendrochronology and animal bone analysis.
  • Students maintain their own research seminar series and attend the fortnightly seminars of the Archaeology and Palaeoecology research clusters, which routinely bring outstanding scholars from abroad as well as Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Current postgraduates come from Ireland, Great Britain, the USA, France, and the Netherlands.

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Mark Gardiner
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Tel: 9097 3188
Email: m.gardiner@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/gap/Research/PastCulturalChangePCC

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

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Get in touch

Visit Queen's

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Natural and Built Environment

School of Natural and Built Environment
David Keir Building
Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 6AX

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Fees, scholarships and bursaries

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Archaeology

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Natural and Built Environment

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

Research in the Past Cultural Change (PCC) cluster explores the material manifestations of culture through time and space. We combine innovative scientific methods with theoretically-informed analyses to understand past human experience, bringing together the humanities and the sciences.

The combination of environmental archaeology, and especially bio-archaeology, with more traditional approaches to the past, helps to differentiate Queen's from most other archaeology departments and is seen as both a strength and stimulus to future developments. Thematically, we have identified seven areas of particular specialist interest and welcome applications from potential PhD students interested in these areas:

  • Development of agriculture and the cultural landscape in Atlantic Europe, Eurasia and its associated economic, chronological and environmental backdrop 
  • Organisation of domestic and ritual space (including landscapes) from prehistory through the post-medieval period in the North Atlantic region 
  • Populations and palaeodiet from Ireland to Eurasia 
  • Refinement of chronologies from selected regions of the world, using the facilities of the 14CHRONO labs 
  • Religion, society and material culture in the central and western Mediterranean 
  • Settlement and economy of medieval and post-medieval Ireland; connections with the New World 
  • Social and bio-archaeological approaches to death, involving the study of mortuary data from Ireland across Eurasia, especially the former Soviet Union

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Members of the PCC and the Environmental Change research clusters work closely to develop research that takes into consideration both the social and environmental context of human society (see also Geography and Palaeoecology: Environmental Change). Integrated within PCC is the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, a financially self-supporting excavation unit with an exceptional record of publication and a high media profile, reflecting a strong commitment to community engagement.

Why Queen's?

  • The cluster undertakes research in Ireland, Great Britain and abroad, in particular, the Mediterranean region, territories of the former Soviet Union, the North Atlantic, west Africa and North America, where both staff and research students undertake collaborative projects.
  • Being based in the recently built 14CHRONO Centre has expanded our research facilities and allowed us to extend our research agenda.
  • Facilities include an AMS 14C dating facility, an NEC accelerator mass spectrometer, cold storage for biological materials, drawing office, laboratories for post-excavation, human bone analysis, palynology, plant, snail and insect macrofossils, dendrochronology and animal bone analysis.
  • Students maintain their own research seminar series and attend the fortnightly seminars of the Archaeology and Palaeoecology research clusters, which routinely bring outstanding scholars from abroad as well as Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Current postgraduates come from Ireland, Great Britain, the USA, France, and the Netherlands.

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Mark Gardiner
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Tel: 9097 3188
Email: m.gardiner@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/gap/Research/PastCulturalChangePCC

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

Natural and Built Environment

School of Natural and Built Environment
David Keir Building
Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 6AX

Visit Website

Get Directions

Students_Union_S6A9951

Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

D1.2_016_Campus_LanyonDay_3V

Open Days and tours

Welcome to our beautiful campus

Meet Us

D1.2_028_Study_3V

Choose Queen's

Choose a world-class university

Why us?

Discover more

Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Architecture

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Natural and Built Environment

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The Centre for Architecture and Construction Management addresses the issues of architectural and urban design in an increasingly globalised world, where factors such as sustainability and climate change, identity and heritage, and notions of craft and form create a complex context that architecture has to mediate.

The Centre values both traditional and practice-based research, particularly research-by-design, which it uses to make new knowledge through not only the analysis of the existing, but also the documentation of new processes and situations created by new design thinking.

Architecture and construction is seen both as a lens and as a measure of the 'city', allowing action-based research to create new situations that can be analysed and compared with the existing, whilst traditional work creates more epistemic impact.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Construction Management

Research undertaken ranges from construction law and finance to business strategy and risk/disaster management. Particular expertise has been developed in urban construction management, sustainable project management strategies, procurement methods, competence-based modeling, BIM and post-disaster reconstruction.

Materiality

Technological innovation: the Centre has an outward reaching research portfolio working with business to develop innovative new technologies for designing, such as developing composite fabric and concrete panels which challenge the perception of concrete as masonry, and food producing facades that climatically control space as well as grow food crops. Design innovation: working as designers within real economic and social contexts, allows studies of material and space that connect social briefs within a research by design framework.

Urbanism

Within Urbanism, the Centre has close ties with the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning: and works with an inter-disciplinary focus on work to do with urban sustainability, heritage and place-based analysis.

  • Sustainability: particular emphasis in sustainability is given to developing urban resilience by adaptation through new insertions that create new, resilient futures based on differing energy scenarios.
  • Heritage: studies of Ireland's architectural past have helped contextualise a lost treasure of buildings. More modern architecture has also been documented and analysed, including arts centres and waterside developments.
  • Cultural context: the city as narrative has been researched through extensive work combining the oral histories of historic neighbourhoods with spatial studies urban morphology. Work on cinema and the city takes the narrative a step further into a real-time understanding of motion in the city.

Why Queen's?

  • A research by design methodology allows architects to develop research utilising their professional skills.
  • The international perspective of the Centre allows research to be extended beyond Northern Ireland.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. *Taken within the last 2 yrs.
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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Greg Keeffe
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Tel: 9097 4214
Email: r.barnes@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http:// www.qub.ac.uk/space

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Architecture

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Natural and Built Environment

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The Centre for Architecture and Construction Management addresses the issues of architectural and urban design in an increasingly globalised world, where factors such as sustainability and climate change, identity and heritage, and notions of craft and form create a complex context that architecture has to mediate.

The Centre values both traditional and practice-based research, particularly research-by-design, which it uses to make new knowledge through not only the analysis of the existing, but also the documentation of new processes and situations created by new design thinking.

Architecture and construction is seen both as a lens and as a measure of the 'city', allowing action-based research to create new situations that can be analysed and compared with the existing, whilst traditional work creates more epistemic impact.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Construction Management

Research undertaken ranges from construction law and finance to business strategy and risk/disaster management. Particular expertise has been developed in urban construction management, sustainable project management strategies, procurement methods, competence-based modeling, BIM and post-disaster reconstruction.

Materiality

Technological innovation: the Centre has an outward reaching research portfolio working with business to develop innovative new technologies for designing, such as developing composite fabric and concrete panels which challenge the perception of concrete as masonry, and food producing facades that climatically control space as well as grow food crops. Design innovation: working as designers within real economic and social contexts, allows studies of material and space that connect social briefs within a research by design framework.

Urbanism

Within Urbanism, the Centre has close ties with the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning: and works with an inter-disciplinary focus on work to do with urban sustainability, heritage and place-based analysis.

  • Sustainability: particular emphasis in sustainability is given to developing urban resilience by adaptation through new insertions that create new, resilient futures based on differing energy scenarios.
  • Heritage: studies of Ireland's architectural past have helped contextualise a lost treasure of buildings. More modern architecture has also been documented and analysed, including arts centres and waterside developments.
  • Cultural context: the city as narrative has been researched through extensive work combining the oral histories of historic neighbourhoods with spatial studies urban morphology. Work on cinema and the city takes the narrative a step further into a real-time understanding of motion in the city.

Why Queen's?

  • A research by design methodology allows architects to develop research utilising their professional skills.
  • The international perspective of the Centre allows research to be extended beyond Northern Ireland.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. *Taken within the last 2 yrs.
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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Greg Keeffe
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Tel: 9097 4214
Email: r.barnes@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http:// www.qub.ac.uk/space

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

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Natural and Built Environment

School of Natural and Built Environment
David Keir Building
Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 6AX

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MRes

Arts and Humanities

Apply via clearing

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Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

1 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Arts, English and Languages

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

Missed the recent webinar?  The recording is now available to watch:

MRes Arts and Humanities 

Speaker -  Dr Rosalind Silvester, Programme Director

Click here to watch the recorded webinar

The MRes in Arts and Humanities is a research preparation degree that offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced studies within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s.  The course is structured around the personal research interests of each student and supported by a bespoke research preparation portfolio and a range of optional modules in areas related to the research.  The MRes is available in a wide range of disciplines within the Schools of English, Modern Languages, Creative Arts, and the Institute of Theology.

Why Queen's?

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s is the largest Faculty in the University, with almost 8000 students and more than 25 disciplines. The following subject areas were ranked in the top 20 in the UK Sunday Times League Table: Creative Writing (2nd), French (2nd), Linguistics (3rd), Iberian Studies (5th), Communication and Media Studies (16th) and English (19th). In addition, Performing Arts was ranked in the top 50 in the world QS Rankings.

MRes Arts and Humanities students will have access to world class facilities such as the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry and the Brian Friel Theatre.

Where appropriate to their research, MRes students will have the opportunity to undertake internships or collaborations with external organisations such as PRONI, DCAL, NMNI, BBC, Belfast City Council, or with organisations in the charitable or voluntary sector.

Course Content (including module information)

The MRes degree is intended for applicants who already have a clear dissertation project (or equivalent, e.g. composition portfolio, performance, creative writing). In liaison with the supervisors, a plan of work in semester 1 and 2 is agreed and serves as preparation for the project as well as assessed work in its own right. The programme provides students with the opportunity to work closely with a supervisory team to produce a substantial piece of independent research and to develop wide-ranging research skills within disciplinary and interdisciplinary frameworks.

The programme comprises the following four elements:

  • Research Methods (AHS7001) (20 CATS)
  • Subject-specific Research Methods defined by the supervisors and written up in a research preparation portfolio (2 x 20 CATS modules)
  • An optional course drawn from the portfolio of modules available from within the Faculty (20 CATS)
  • An extended dissertation (25,000 words) or a portfolio of similar scope and depth (100 CATS)

Specific areas of supervision expertise within the Arts include:

DRAMA

  • Post Conflict Theatre
  • Irish Theatre
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Adaptation
  • Monodrama
  • Dance Theatre
  • Drama and Medical Humanities
  • British Theatre
  • Applied Drama
  • Theatre Historiography
  • Symbolist Theatre
  • Victorian Theatre and Melodrama

 

For further information, contact Dr Kurt Taroff (k.taroff@qub.ac.uk)

SONIC ARTS

  • Sound Art
  • Improvisation
  • Contemporary Music Performance
  • Composition (instrumental, orchestral, electronic)
  • Socially Engaged Sonic Arts
  • Sound Studies
  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
  • Recording and Production
  • Sound Design
  • Physical Modelling
  • Instrument Design
  • Performance Technologies

For further information, contact Professor Pedro Rebelo (p.rebelo@qub.ac.uk)

MUSIC

  • British and Celtic music
  • Canonic composers (eg.  Bach, Elgar, Handel, Mozart)
  • Collections development
  • Composition (instrumental, orchestral, electronic)
  • Editing
  • Graphic scoring
  • Historical dance and music theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Manuscript studies
  • Music in Ireland
  • New performance environments
  • Symphonic form

 

For further information, contact Dr Sarah McCleave (s.mccleave@qub.ac.uk)

ENGLISH

  • Modern British literature
  • Irish literature
  • American literature
  • Renaissance literature
  • 17th and 18th-century literature
  • Medieval and later medieval literature
  • Victorian literature
  • Women’s writing
  • Poetry
  • Linguistics and sociolinguistics

Contact: Dr Stephen Kelly, s.p.kelly@qub.ac.uk

SPANISH

  • Early Modern Spanish literature
  • Spanish Renaissance and Baroque literature and culture
  • 18th-century Spanish literature and culture
  • Spanish Enlightenment
  • 19th-century Spanish literature and culture
  • Surrealism
  • Memoirs and Autobiography
  • Spanish science fiction
  • Modern Latin American Studies
  • Mexican Studies
  • Colonial Latin America
  • Argentine literature and art
  • Poetics
  • Reader response and reception studies
  • Gender studies
  • Eco-criticism

Contact: (Sem 1) Dr Gabriel Sanchez, g.sanchez@qub.ac.uk

(Sem 2) Prof Isabel Torres, i.torres@qub.ac.uk

 

PORTUGUESE

  • Brazilian cultural studies
  • Digital culture in Brazil/Latin America
  • Contemporary Brazilian film and documentary
  • Postcolonial literatures and film
  • Portuguese-speaking Africa
  • Gender Studies
  • Biography 

Contact  - as for Spanish

 

IRISH

  • Linguistics
  • Lexicography
  • Language and society
  • Irish and Scottish literature and identity
  • Medieval Irish literature and language
  • Historiography
  • Folkloristics and mythology 

Contact: Prof Greg Toner, g.toner@qub.ac.uk

 

FRENCH

  • French linguistics and sociolinguistics
  • 19th-century studies
  • Modernist poetry
  • Proust
  • 20th and 21st-century French literature
  • Autobiography and autofiction
  • Caribbean literature
  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Crime fiction
  • Francophone-Chinese writing, art and film
  • Transnational and migration studies
  • Travel Writing
  • Medical Humanities
  • Illness narratives

Contact: Dr Maeve McCusker, m.mccusker@qub.ac.uk

 

Assessment & Feedback

Students will complete the assessments for AHS7001 and a programme of research training defined by the supervisors which will be written up in the research preparation portfolio. This will include work in terms of literature review, detailed information on research methodologies and the wider enhancement of skills and knowledge through engagement with the research environment of the School and Faculty. An additional module will be undertaken (20 CATS), selected from the portfolio of options available within the Faculty.

The most substantial element of the programme is submission of an extended dissertation or equivalent portfolio of practice-based work (25,000 words or equivalent scale and scope).

Learning and Teaching

Indicative Proportional Mix of Time in Classes, Tutorials/Seminars/Labs, and Private Study in a Teaching Semester

 Students will attend some tutorial sessions and will also spend a large proportion of their time on independent study, working with their supervisory team.

Teaching Times

Combination of morning, afternoon and evening teaching with 3-4 contact hours per week.

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above in a related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with relevant professional experience and a 2.2 Honours degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  All applicants will also be required to submit a 750- word research proposal, which demonstrates an understanding of the research area and methodology and a portfolio of practice-based work, if applicable.

 

International Qualifications    

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

For more information, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy at http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/AcademicAffairs/ProceduresforRecognitionofPriorLearningRPL/.

 

Additional Information for International Students


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 course 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, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
*Taken within the last 2 years.

Follow the link for more information on our English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals.

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. Please click the links below for more information:


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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

How to apply:

Step 1) With your dissertation topic in mind, contact a member of staff for your subject. You can find names and email addresses under the tab ‘Course details’. He/She will let you know which members of staff could supervise your work.

Step 2) Make contact with the potential supervisor and discuss the 750-word research proposal which forms part of the application process. You should also discuss with him/her whether additional material needs to be uploaded, for example, compositions, sample of writing, etc.

Step 3) Drafting the proposal: include key research questions, corpus and methodology or theory/ies to be used. As far as possible within the word limit, situate your project within the existing field of study and engage with secondary criticism.

Step 4) Complete the online application form, accessible from this tab. You should select the School of Arts, English and Languages, Postgraduate Taught programmes, then Music (even if this is not your subject area). Make sure that you have uploaded certificates and any other documentation or material required.

Step 5) After applying, you should receive notification of an offer of a place, or otherwise. This may take a few weeks. Remember to accept this offer in order to confirm your place on the programme.

Step 6) You will be contacted in early September about Induction activities, including the first meeting of students on the MRes Arts and Humanities.

Career Prospects

The MRes forms an excellent foundation for doctoral (PhD) work. It is also ideal for students who wish to undertake an independent research project for personal and professional development. It encourages practical, analytical and critical research skills and project management capacities relevant to a variety of professional and intellectual contexts.

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Arts Management and Cultural Policy

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Arts, English and Languages

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School welcomes applications for research, which are underpinned by empirical and/or theoretical methodologies. We are also interested in action-research methods as well as those methods that are stakeholder engaged and participatory. We have a strong commitment to the development of interdisciplinary approaches that take account of culture, policy and management as historical and social processes.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Researchers at the School are focused on the social, historical and political processes involved in making, managing, and developing policy for the arts and culture. This list is not exhaustive but shows the School's interest in the social, historical and political processes involved in making, managing, and developing policy for the arts and culture.

  • Access, participation and audience development in the arts
  • Attachment of social policy areas to cultural policy
  • Design and delivery of cultural policy and the interpretation of these processes by arts managers and policy makers
  • Impact and evaluation
  • Institutional, historical and social frameworks for the making and displaying of art and heritage
  • Internationalisation and transnational exchange
  • Issues of equality and diversity
  • Politics of cultural and creative work
  • Professional development of cultural practitioners (education and training)
  • Reception of art and culture
  • Social inclusion/exclusion and its relationship to the artistic practice and cultural institutions
  • Social processes of cultural production within institutional settings The School is also interested in projects developed through interdisciplinary approaches and supervision teams:
  • Impact of new technologies on arts management and cultural policymaking
  • Management and governance of cultural sectors and institutions
  • Sustainability and relevance of business models for arts management

Why Queen's?

  • Based in the School of Creative Arts, we have the advantage of the networks, research possibilities and professionals associated with the Brian Friel Theatre, Queen's Film Theatre, the Sonic Arts Research Centre and our strong connection with the Naughton Gallery at Queen's.
  • The PhD programme is deeply connected to the arts and cultural sector. We have strong connections with the sector in Northern Ireland and the wider UK and the Republic of Ireland.
  • We are open to both theoretical and practice-based research projects. 

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)

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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

 

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Victoria Durrer
School of Arts, English and Languages
Tel: 028 9097 3278
Email: v.durrer@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ael/

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Astrophysics

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Mathematics and Physics

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The major research themes in the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) at Queen's focus on the dynamic universe. Time domain studies illustrate the universe is an evolving and exciting laboratory in which to study physics on large scales. We search for distant supernovae and their progenitor stars to understand what drives these explosions. We study the asteroid and comet population in the solar system and have built instruments to take high-frequency observations of the solar surface.

The discovery of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy (exoplanets) is one of the most active new areas in astronomy. ARC's research teams lead exoplanet discovery and characterisation projects aimed at finding new worlds like our own. All these projects are focused on exploiting or building new observational facilities and are underpinned by the development of theoretical models such as astrochemistry models of star-forming discs and exoplanets, supernova physics, energy transport in the sun, stellar atmospheres, and atomic physics.

We lead major European consortia within, for example, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and these programmes are supported by external grant funding of over £10m (in the last four years), including major UK STFC, Royal Society, and EU grants.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Recent observational research highlights include finding dozens of extra-solar planets, discovering giant twisting waves in the sun, and studying an asteroid before it entered the Earth's atmosphere. We have also identified progenitor stars of supernovae before they exploded, and discovered some of the most luminous explosions in the universe.

All of these results have been highlighted in recent papers in Science and Nature, illustrating the leading and novel nature of our research. We train and encourage students and Postdoctoral researchers to lead these research projects. Students have the opportunity to spend extensive periods at world-leading research centres such as the ESO and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Why Queen's?

  • ARC is a leading partner in facilities to discovery exoplanets (SuperWASP, HARPS-N and the Next Generation Transit Survey) and in the Pan-STARRS programme to identify moving and explosive phenomena.
  • ARC built and runs a state-of-the-art, high-speed solar imager, called ROSA. We lead the development of a first light camera for the world's largest solar telescope under construction in Hawaii (the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope).
  • ARC is involved in the development of world-class astronomical facilities and exploits the UK's access to ESO and ESA facilities. We are leading members of the UK consortium joining the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the Pan-STARRS survey, and are members of the EUCLID and European Extremely Large Telescope science and project teams.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor SJ Smartt
Astrophysics Research Centre School of Mathematics and Physics
Tel: 9097 1245
Email: s.smartt@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMathematicsandPhysics/Research/ARC

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Astrophysics

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Mathematics and Physics

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The major research themes in the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) at Queen's focus on the dynamic universe. Time domain studies illustrate the universe is an evolving and exciting laboratory in which to study physics on large scales. We search for distant supernovae and their progenitor stars to understand what drives these explosions. We study the asteroid and comet population in the solar system and have built instruments to take high-frequency observations of the solar surface.

The discovery of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy (exoplanets) is one of the most active new areas in astronomy. ARC's research teams lead exoplanet discovery and characterisation projects aimed at finding new worlds like our own. All these projects are focused on exploiting or building new observational facilities and are underpinned by the development of theoretical models such as astrochemistry models of star-forming discs and exoplanets, supernova physics, energy transport in the sun, stellar atmospheres, and atomic physics.

We lead major European consortia within, for example, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and these programmes are supported by external grant funding of over £10m (in the last four years), including major UK STFC, Royal Society, and EU grants.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Recent observational research highlights include finding dozens of extra-solar planets, discovering giant twisting waves in the sun, and studying an asteroid before it entered the Earth's atmosphere. We have also identified progenitor stars of supernovae before they exploded, and discovered some of the most luminous explosions in the universe.

All of these results have been highlighted in recent papers in Science and Nature, illustrating the leading and novel nature of our research. We train and encourage students and Postdoctoral researchers to lead these research projects. Students have the opportunity to spend extensive periods at world-leading research centres such as the ESO and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Why Queen's?

  • ARC is a leading partner in facilities to discovery exoplanets (SuperWASP, HARPS-N and the Next Generation Transit Survey) and in the Pan-STARRS programme to identify moving and explosive phenomena.
  • ARC built and runs a state-of-the-art, high-speed solar imager, called ROSA. We lead the development of a first light camera for the world's largest solar telescope under construction in Hawaii (the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope).
  • ARC is involved in the development of world-class astronomical facilities and exploits the UK's access to ESO and ESA facilities. We are leading members of the UK consortium joining the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the Pan-STARRS survey, and are members of the EUCLID and European Extremely Large Telescope science and project teams.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor SJ Smartt
Astrophysics Research Centre School of Mathematics and Physics
Tel: 9097 1245
Email: s.smartt@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMathematicsandPhysics/Research/ARC

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

Talk to us

Get in touch

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Learn More

Mathematics and Physics

School of Mathematics and Physics
Queen's University Belfast
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Belfast
BT7 1NN

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Atomistic Simulation

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Mathematics and Physics

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The Atomistic Simulation Centre (ASC) at Queen's develops and uses a range of theoretical and computational methods to study the structure and dynamics of molecules, liquids, solids and plasmas at the atomic scale. Atomistic simulation is needed to interpret experimental data and to predict new phenomena. It can reach computationally where pen and paper alone cannot.Computational ‘experiments' provide a way forward where real experiments are not yet possible, eg under extreme conditions, or at size- and time-scales where one cannot yet ‘look' directly.

In the ASC we study problems at the interfaces between condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, and engineering. We are motivated by experimental science. Many of our projects are driven and informed by direct interaction with laboratory-based colleagues at Queen's and internationally. We address fundamental physical questions and use computer simulation to gain additional deeper understanding. Sometimes we are able to predict phenomena experimentally yet unobserved.

We maintain a high international profile in our research strategy and dissemination.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

We tackle complex problems with tools ranging from many-body theory and ab initio electronic structure to classical force fields, frequently combined with simulation tools like non-adiabatic molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo. One of our main interests is processes that involve energy exchange between electronic and nuclear motion. Recently, such efforts led to the prediction that current flow in ultra-thin wires can drive rotation of special atoms, producing a nanoscale motor.

Other themes of interest in the ASC are the ultra-fast dynamics and spectroscopic properties of molecules and materials in intense laser fields, and the irradiation of systems ranging from DNA to nuclear materials. Integrated approaches that exploit theoretical understanding to rationally design processes and functional materials, with the potential to generate disruptive technologies.

Through a vibrant collaboration with colleagues in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, we analyse problems and systems of relevance for the environment such as catalysis, ionic liquids, and heat storage. These cutting-edge simulations are possible through the development of our own state-of-the-art computer codes, which also include methodologies for studying infrequent events and for analysing the results of simulations.

The ASC leads a multidisciplinary computational modelling initiative, with researchers from Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Computer Science and Engineering.

Why Queen's?

  • Strong interdisciplinary drawing on all branches of science and engineering.
  • Depending upon your chosen line of research you will need to acquaint yourself with areas like many-body theory, Solid State Physics, computer simulation, Materials Science, Chemistry and Biology.
  • We operate our own computer clusters and use national and European supercomputers.
  • A friendly team of academic staff, research fellows and PhD students. ASC runs a lively programme of invited seminars, with opportunities to meet and talk to experts from all areas above.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 to four years (depending on the funding source) of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent).

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Jorge Kohanoff
Atomistic Simulation Centre School of Mathematics and Physics
Tel: 9097 6032
Email: j.kohanoff@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://titus.phy.qub.ac.uk

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

Mathematics and Physics

School of Mathematics and Physics
Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN

Visit Website

Get Directions

Students_Union_S6A9951

Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

D1.2_016_Campus_LanyonDay_3V

Open Days and tours

Welcome to our beautiful campus

Meet Us

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Choose a world-class university

Why us?

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Atomistic Simulation

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Mathematics and Physics

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The Atomistic Simulation Centre (ASC) at Queen's develops and uses a range of theoretical and computational methods to study the structure and dynamics of molecules, liquids, solids and plasmas at the atomic scale. Atomistic simulation is needed to interpret experimental data and to predict new phenomena. It can reach computationally where pen and paper alone cannot.Computational ‘experiments' provide a way forward where real experiments are not yet possible, eg under extreme conditions, or at size- and time-scales where one cannot yet ‘look' directly.

In the ASC we study problems at the interfaces between condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, and engineering. We are motivated by experimental science. Many of our projects are driven and informed by direct interaction with laboratory-based colleagues at Queen's and internationally. We address fundamental physical questions and use computer simulation to gain additional deeper understanding. Sometimes we are able to predict phenomena experimentally yet unobserved.

We maintain a high international profile in our research strategy and dissemination.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

We tackle complex problems with tools ranging from many-body theory and ab initio electronic structure to classical force fields, frequently combined with simulation tools like non-adiabatic molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo. One of our main interests is processes that involve energy exchange between electronic and nuclear motion. Recently, such efforts led to the prediction that current flow in ultra-thin wires can drive rotation of special atoms, producing a nanoscale motor.

Other themes of interest in the ASC are the ultra-fast dynamics and spectroscopic properties of molecules and materials in intense laser fields, and the irradiation of systems ranging from DNA to nuclear materials. Integrated approaches that exploit theoretical understanding to rationally design processes and functional materials, with the potential to generate disruptive technologies.

Through a vibrant collaboration with colleagues in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, we analyse problems and systems of relevance for the environment such as catalysis, ionic liquids, and heat storage. These cutting-edge simulations are possible through the development of our own state-of-the-art computer codes, which also include methodologies for studying infrequent events and for analysing the results of simulations.

The ASC leads a multidisciplinary computational modelling initiative, with researchers from Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Computer Science and Engineering.

Why Queen's?

  • Strong interdisciplinary drawing on all branches of science and engineering.
  • Depending upon your chosen line of research you will need to acquaint yourself with areas like many-body theory, Solid State Physics, computer simulation, Materials Science, Chemistry and Biology.
  • We operate our own computer clusters and use national and European supercomputers.
  • A friendly team of academic staff, research fellows and PhD students. ASC runs a lively programme of invited seminars, with opportunities to meet and talk to experts from all areas above.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 to four years (depending on the funding source) of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent).

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Jorge Kohanoff
Atomistic Simulation Centre School of Mathematics and Physics
Tel: 9097 6032
Email: j.kohanoff@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://titus.phy.qub.ac.uk

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is expanding rapidly and this is creating many new and exciting research opportunities with over £15m being invested to develop and expand the core research areas of catalysis, biological and medicinal chemistry, and materials.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • CenTACat (Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis): supports adventurous, step-change research at the cutting edge of catalysis where chemistry meets other disciplines, especially engineering.
  • IMM (Innovative Molecular Materials): concentrates on the key themes of Molecular Information Handling and Functional Materials.
  • QUILL (Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories): the largest multidisciplinary research group in the world centred on ionic liquid technology, whose work on ‘super solvents' (which do not form vapours and can be used as non-polluting alternatives to conventional solvents) was voted ‘Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century' in 2013.
  • SynBIOC (Synthesis and Biological Organic Chemistry): developing an integrated synthetic and biological research programme to deliver compounds addressing the regulation of cellular functions.

Why Queen's?

  • All of our research groups have significant links with researchers and institutions globally, and there are opportunities for collaboration, study visits, etc.
  • We have extensive links with industry, meaning that employment prospects for our graduates are excellent.
  • Much of our research is interdisciplinary, and our students can broaden their experience and knowledge by working with researchers from other disciplines (eg biologists, physicists).

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Stuart James
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Tel: 9097 5418
Email: s.james@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.ch.qub.ac.uk

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is expanding rapidly and this is creating many new and exciting research opportunities with over £15m being invested to develop and expand the core research areas of catalysis, biological and medicinal chemistry, and materials.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • CenTACat (Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis): supports adventurous, step-change research at the cutting edge of catalysis where chemistry meets other disciplines, especially engineering.
  • IMM (Innovative Molecular Materials): concentrates on the key themes of Molecular Information Handling and Functional Materials.
  • QUILL (Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories): the largest multidisciplinary research group in the world centred on ionic liquid technology, whose work on ‘super solvents' (which do not form vapours and can be used as non-polluting alternatives to conventional solvents) was voted ‘Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century' in 2013.
  • SynBIOC (Synthesis and Biological Organic Chemistry): developing an integrated synthetic and biological research programme to deliver compounds addressing the regulation of cellular functions.

Why Queen's?

  • All of our research groups have significant links with researchers and institutions globally, and there are opportunities for collaboration, study visits, etc.
  • We have extensive links with industry, meaning that employment prospects for our graduates are excellent.
  • Much of our research is interdisciplinary, and our students can broaden their experience and knowledge by working with researchers from other disciplines (eg biologists, physicists).

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Stuart James
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Tel: 9097 5418
Email: s.james@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.ch.qub.ac.uk

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Civil Engineering

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Natural and Built Environment

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The research centre will address the topical grand challenges in civil engineering field, building on existing and developing new international collaborations. Financial support to meet these challenges will be acquired through both internal University initiatives (for enhanced infrastructure and facilities) and external funding from government grants, charities and direct industrial support.

Research will address the grand challenges of energy, carbon, clean water, infrastructure; exploring extremes and defining new limits. Key research areas include:

  • Marine renewable energy
  • Groundwater and environmental systems
  • Geotechnics
  • Intelligent infrastructure and high performance structures
  • Energy efficient materials

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

The Civil Engineering Research Centre (CERC) is a leading international, interdisciplinary centre that enables scientists and engineers from all areas of civil engineering investigation to work on diverse, yet complementary research.

The dynamic nature of this research has been key to the CERC's success in attracting significant funding from UK research councils, government departments and agencies. CERC generated £11.5m in external research income during the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 5-year period.

Why Queen's?

A special feature of the CERC is the extensive and diverse range of research topics being researched by students and staff in the Centre.

Listed below is a selection of sample research titles:

  • Fundamental research into the hydrodynamics of marine renewable energy, to support development of both wave and tidal stream power stations
  • Marine field work and prototype monitoring
  • Collaborative research between coastal engineering and marine biology to gain a better understanding of the environmental consequences of man-made structures
  • New research initiatives responding to new legislative drivers and in alternative sources of energy such as fracking shale rock
  • Environment and human health research, to increase understanding of the relationship between soil and water borne pollutants and human disease burden
  • Groundwater security and sustainability research affecting water resources management
  • Long-term impact of climate change on strategic geotechnical infrastructure via continued geotechnical monitoring, analysis and development of geophysical modelling tools
  • Novel foundation solutions for offshore wind turbines, with the aim of reducing the economic and environmental cost of harnessing offshore renewable energy
  • Development of intelligent infrastructure networks
  • Fundamental behaviour of structures such as shear behaviour and fracture mechanics, under extreme loading such as blast, impact, earthquake
  • High-performance and sustainable structures using fibre-reinforced polymer composites and concrete, lightweight low carbon concrete and renewable structural materials
  • Structural health monitoring and damage detection
  • Life-cycle management of structures including optimal repair and retrofitting strategies

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

Queen's Direct Applications Portal
Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Wei Sha
Director of Research School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Tel: 9097 4298
Email: v.molloy@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

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Natural and Built Environment

School of Natural and Built Environment
David Keir Building
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Belfast BT9 6AX

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Civil Engineering

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Natural and Built Environment

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The research centre will address the topical grand challenges in civil engineering field, building on existing and developing new international collaborations. Financial support to meet these challenges will be acquired through both internal University initiatives (for enhanced infrastructure and facilities) and external funding from government grants, charities and direct industrial support.

Research will address the grand challenges of energy, carbon, clean water, infrastructure; exploring extremes and defining new limits. Key research areas include:

  • Marine renewable energy
  • Groundwater and environmental systems
  • Geotechnics
  • Intelligent infrastructure and high performance structures
  • Energy efficient materials

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

The Civil Engineering Research Centre (CERC) is a leading international, interdisciplinary centre that enables scientists and engineers from all areas of civil engineering investigation to work on diverse, yet complementary research.

The dynamic nature of this research has been key to the CERC's success in attracting significant funding from UK research councils, government departments and agencies. CERC generated £11.5m in external research income during the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 5-year period.

Why Queen's?

A special feature of the CERC is the extensive and diverse range of research topics being researched by students and staff in the Centre.

Listed below is a selection of sample research titles:

  • Fundamental research into the hydrodynamics of marine renewable energy, to support development of both wave and tidal stream power stations
  • Marine field work and prototype monitoring
  • Collaborative research between coastal engineering and marine biology to gain a better understanding of the environmental consequences of man-made structures
  • New research initiatives responding to new legislative drivers and in alternative sources of energy such as fracking shale rock
  • Environment and human health research, to increase understanding of the relationship between soil and water borne pollutants and human disease burden
  • Groundwater security and sustainability research affecting water resources management
  • Long-term impact of climate change on strategic geotechnical infrastructure via continued geotechnical monitoring, analysis and development of geophysical modelling tools
  • Novel foundation solutions for offshore wind turbines, with the aim of reducing the economic and environmental cost of harnessing offshore renewable energy
  • Development of intelligent infrastructure networks
  • Fundamental behaviour of structures such as shear behaviour and fracture mechanics, under extreme loading such as blast, impact, earthquake
  • High-performance and sustainable structures using fibre-reinforced polymer composites and concrete, lightweight low carbon concrete and renewable structural materials
  • Structural health monitoring and damage detection
  • Life-cycle management of structures including optimal repair and retrofitting strategies

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

Queen's Direct Applications Portal
Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Wei Sha
Director of Research School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Tel: 9097 4298
Email: v.molloy@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

Natural and Built Environment

School of Natural and Built Environment
David Keir Building
Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 6AX

Visit Website

Get Directions

Students_Union_S6A9951

Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

D1.2_016_Campus_LanyonDay_3V

Open Days and tours

Welcome to our beautiful campus

Meet Us

D1.2_028_Study_3V

Choose Queen's

Choose a world-class university

Why us?

Discover more

Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

DClinPsych

Clinical Psychology

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Psychology

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The aim of this Doctorate is to prepare students for professional employment as clinical psychologists in the personal health and social services and for research and teaching in clinical psychology.

Applications are open - go to our website to download your application pack

Why Queen's?

Graduates are eligible for Chartered Psychologist with Clinical Status accreditation. On successful completion of the programme, student may apply to the health Care Professions Council for statutory registration which is required to practise as a Clinical psychologist in the UK.

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and approved by the Health & Care Professions Council.

Did you know?

Applications can only be made through an application pack on our website: http://go.qub.ac.uk/ClinPsych

Course Content (including module information)

Modules include:

Advanced Psychological Interventions
Applied Research 1
Applied Research 2
Applied Research 3
Assessment and Formulation
Clinical Presentations of Adult and Childhood
Personal and Professional Development 1
Personal and Professional Development 2
Personal and Professional Development 3
Placement 1 (Foundations of Psychological Therapy)
Placement 2
Placement 3
Placement 4 (Specialist Services)
Placement 5 (Specialist Services)
Psychological Assessment
Psychological Therapies 1
Psychological Therapies 2
Specialist Clinical Presentations

In addition, students must also complete a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation on an approved topic.

All modules are compulsory.

Teaching and placement time occurs outside the normal semester schedule of the University. As employees of the DHSS, students are seconded full time to the professional doctorate.

Trainees are entitled to 27 annual leave days per year in addition to 10 statutory leave days. In addition, study and research leave is scheduled throughout the programme.

Assessment & Feedback

Clinical, academic, research and personal and professional competencies are assessed through placement performance, academic and clinical coursework, research portfolio, examinations, in vivo examinations, and final research viva.

Learning and Teaching

Morning and Afternoon.

Trainees are typically at the University 1-2 days per week and on clinical placement 3-4 days, although several 3-4 week teaching blocks are organised across the 3 years. Study and research time is scheduled.

Entry Requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above in Psychology or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and British Psychological Society, as the graduate basis for chartered membership. Those with a 2.2 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also apply if they have also achieved a postgraduate qualification (eg Diploma/Masters) relevant to Clinical Psychology.

As the programme typically has in excess of 200 applicants per year who meet these essential criteria, application forms are shortlisted on the basis of desirable criteria. These are outlined in selection information but include evidence of four competencies: psychological knowledge and thinking; research skills; personal and professional development; and interpersonal skills.

Typically 48 applicants are shortlisted for interview. As successful applicants will be salaried during their time of study by the Department of Health and Social Services, European Union (EU) employment restrictions apply.

Normally salaried places cannot be offered to non-EU nationals. Applications from non-EU applicants who are able to self-fund, or who have other sources of funding, will be considered.

International Qualifications

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. 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 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University 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. Please click the links below for more information: 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.

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Applications can only be made through an application pack on our website: http://go.qub.ac.uk/ClinPsych

Dr Aiveen Higgins, Selection Coordinator
Caroline Sinclair, Course Administrator

Career Prospects

All graduates of this programme have successfully found employment, most as clinical psychologists in the NHS or voluntary sector. Some pursue careers in clinical practice in combination with academic/research posts.

Fees & Scholarships

Currently 11 places are funded by the DHSSPS on Band 6 Agenda for Change trainee clinical psychologist pay scales. Occasionally additional secondments are accepted from other agencies. For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Cognition and Culture

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Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The Institute of Cognition and Culture (ICC) is one of the world's first centres for research in the cognitive science of culture. This is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field in which scholars seek to explain patterns of cultural stability and variation utilising theories and methods of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences.

We offer a unique programme of Doctoral research that is based on the recognition of a need to cross traditional disciplinary divisions in the scientific study of cultural phenomena. Our training in a wide range of research methods and theoretical approaches equips students for rigorous scientific investigation, enabling them to generate significant discoveries that are of relevance to potentially many diverse fields of academic scholarship on cognition and culture.

Research Strengths

The primary topical research interests at the Institute include:

  • Religious beliefs and ritual actions
  • Secularism and atheism
  • Social cognition (moral psychology, intergroup conflict, etc.)
  • Agency

The production, development and investigation of scientific hypotheses in each of these domains of human culture are grounded in the body of knowledge emerging from the evolutionary and cognitive sciences.

Why Queen's?

In 2017, Aarhus University will be offering a PhD studentship in the Cognitive Science of Religion, for a joint PhD with the Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen’s University, Belfast.

The Institute building comprises work spaces and computer-equipped offices for students and staff, a seminar room, and four laboratory facilities with state-of-the-art multimedia resources.

The Institute holds weekly 'lab' meetings to allow for further training and collaboration.

Course Content (including module information)

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.

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

Entry 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.

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Paulo Sousa
Institute of Cognition and Culture School of History and Anthropology
Tel: 028 9097 1304
Email: p.sousa@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/icc

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.

Fees & Scholarships

Please see our School website for School funding opportunities, as well as the University Graduate School website.

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Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Computer Science

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Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) aims to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas.

Pioneering research is the lifeblood of the School and is evidenced by REF 2014, in which 100 per cent of the School's research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading. Our commitment to research has led to the establishment of ECIT (the £40m Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology) and more recently the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), which is the UK's lead university centre for cyber security research.

With the research from these centres, and the spin out companies supported by the School, EEECS is in an excellent position to drive and influence the economy at a local, national and international level.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Research within the School is organised into research clusters, three of which are:

  • HPDC (High Performance and Distributed Computing)
  • KDE (Knowledge and Data Engineering)
  • SIVS (Speech, Image and Vision Systems)

Why Queen's?

The research clusters combine strengths by working together on major projects, in many cases in collaboration with key technology companies.

HPDC has been successful in attracting substantial DTI funding for projects (around £3-4m), which have produced exemplary demonstrations of Grid technology in real applications.

KDE researches theoretical and application-oriented issues in soft computing, addressing the latest development and applications of knowledge and data systems for solving extensive, complex, technological socio-economic problems. Different techniques in the design of advanced knowledge systems are developed and research directions are investigated.

SIVS carries out research in intelligent video surveillance, 3D medical imaging and speech processing. This cluster has also attracted several million pounds in funding for both fundamental and applied speech, image and video applications within the framework of the ECIT institute, a major new cross-disciplinary development in conjunction with Electronic Engineering.

ECIT brings together internationally recognised research groups specialising in key areas of advanced digital and communications technology.

CSIT brings together research specialists in complementary fields such as data security, network security systems, wireless-enabled security systems, and intelligent surveillance systems, and serves as the national point of reference for knowledge transfer in these areas. As well as collaborating to widen perspectives in the other clusters, KDE has used external funding to produce substantial research outputs and technology transfer in the areas of adaptability, optimisation, reasoning under uncertainty, data mining, and knowledge integration

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Ms Elaine Cranston
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel: 9097 5940
Email: e.cranston@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/eeecs

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Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Computer Science

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Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) aims to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas.

Pioneering research is the lifeblood of the School and is evidenced by REF 2014, in which 100 per cent of the School's research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading. Our commitment to research has led to the establishment of ECIT (the £40m Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology) and more recently the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), which is the UK's lead university centre for cyber security research.

With the research from these centres, and the spin out companies supported by the School, EEECS is in an excellent position to drive and influence the economy at a local, national and international level.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Research within the School is organised into research clusters, three of which are:

  • HPDC (High Performance and Distributed Computing)
  • KDE (Knowledge and Data Engineering)
  • SIVS (Speech, Image and Vision Systems)

Why Queen's?

The research clusters combine strengths by working together on major projects, in many cases in collaboration with key technology companies.

HPDC has been successful in attracting substantial DTI funding for projects (around £3-4m), which have produced exemplary demonstrations of Grid technology in real applications.

KDE researches theoretical and application-oriented issues in soft computing, addressing the latest development and applications of knowledge and data systems for solving extensive, complex, technological socio-economic problems. Different techniques in the design of advanced knowledge systems are developed and research directions are investigated.

SIVS carries out research in intelligent video surveillance, 3D medical imaging and speech processing. This cluster has also attracted several million pounds in funding for both fundamental and applied speech, image and video applications within the framework of the ECIT institute, a major new cross-disciplinary development in conjunction with Electronic Engineering.

ECIT brings together internationally recognised research groups specialising in key areas of advanced digital and communications technology.

CSIT brings together research specialists in complementary fields such as data security, network security systems, wireless-enabled security systems, and intelligent surveillance systems, and serves as the national point of reference for knowledge transfer in these areas. As well as collaborating to widen perspectives in the other clusters, KDE has used external funding to produce substantial research outputs and technology transfer in the areas of adaptability, optimisation, reasoning under uncertainty, data mining, and knowledge integration.

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Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Ms Elaine Cranston
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel: 9097 5940
Email: e.cranston@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/eeecs

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

DChild

Doctorate in Childhood Studies (DChild)

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Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

4 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The Doctorate in Childhood Studies (DChild) aims to enable experienced professionals working with children and/or young people to build on their professional expertise by developing skills in critical analysis, writing, research, evaluation and evidence-informed practice.

Why Queen's?

The Professional Doctorate in Childhood Studies is part-time and is tailored to the needs of a diverse range of professionals and is delivered through interactive and innovative methods including electronic resources, online discussion forums and, in the near future, podcasts.

The modules are delivered in the University's Postgraduate Centre at the Graduate School. It is possible for students to undertake pathways through taught modules that have an emphasis on child care/child protection; children and education; and children/young people and youth justice.

Students can avail of additional specialist training courses and opportunities for networking that are offered by the postgraduate centre and other events run at Queen’s University Belfast.

Course Content (including module information)

Students are required to take eight taught modules, five of which are core and three of which are chosen from a menu of options, plus a research thesis.

The five core modules are:

  • SOC9031: Psychological Approaches to Researching Childhood (30 CATS) 1 x 5,000 word assignment
  • SOC9030: Sociological Approaches to Understanding Children and Childhood (30 CATS) 1x 5,000 word assignment
  • EDD9029: Quantitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory (30 CATS) 1 x 5,000 research project
  • EDD9030: Qualitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory (30 CATS) 1 x 5,000 assignment
  • EDD9064: Children’s Rights: Research and Practice (30 CATS) 1 x 5,000 assignment

The optional modules include:

  • SOC9035: Childhood, Rights and Justice (30 CATS) 1 x 5,000 word assignment
  • EDD9058: Researching Children and Young People in Educational Settings (30 CATS) 1 x 5,000 word assignment
  • SOC9044: Youth and Social Justice (20 CATS) commentary 500 words, 1 x 3,500 assignment
  • SOC9045: Youth Justice: Theory, Law and Practice (20 CATS)commentary 500 words, 1 x 3, 500 assignment
  • EDD9031: The Professional as Researcher (30 CATS) 1 x5,000 word assignment
  • EDD9065: Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood (30 CATS) 1 x 5,000 word assignment

This programme involves cross-School collaboration and a multi-disciplinary suite of optional modules. The modules are designed to ensure that students acquire interdisciplinary, theoretical and methodological research knowledge within the field of Childhood Studies. Different options are available in each year. The above list is indicative and not prescriptive.

Assessment & Feedback

Comprises a mixure of assignments, completion of on line commentaries and audits of professional practice.

Learning and Teaching

Morning and Afternoon

Additional Teaching Information

You will complete the programme on a part-time basis using our e-learning suite of materials which includes access to an on line discussion forum. The teaching per module is delivered intensively over a two and half day period from Thursday morning to Saturday lunchtime inclusive.

Modules are delivered in Spring and Autumn each year. Each module is taught in the splendid surroundings of the newly renovated Graduate School which provides world-class graduate education.

Contact Teaching Hours per Week

3 hours per week x 10 weeks = 30 contact hours for 30 CATS module plus additional sefl directed study

Indicative Number of Modules per Semester

2 modules

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a primary degree (normally 2.1 Honours or above) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and a Masters degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of these qualifications must be presented at the time of application.

Performance profiles (grades etc) may also be required to ensure suitability of the applicant for Doctoral study. Applicants will be asked to attend for interview. Applicants will normally be expected to have at least five years' full-time professional experience at a senior level in a field of work related to children, young people and their families. Participants who have been accepted on to the DChild programme will be required to enrol and attend an induction session prior to their first module.

Please note: The closing date for applications to this programme is Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 4pm. Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as LATE and will be considered only if vacancies exist when all applications received by the closing date have been processed.

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

Additional Information for International Students

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 course 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, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University 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 offer a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:

  • 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

 

 

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

School Postgraduate Office
School of Social Sciences, education and social work
Tel: 028 9097 3082
Email: pgsoc@qub.ac.uk
WWW: https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/ssesw/

Career Prospects

Students who register on the professional doctorate programme are employed in senior management positions in the fields of social work, social care, social science research, education and youth justice in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the UK and internationally.

Obtaining the professional doctorate has enabled candidates to secure addional repsonsbiliities in existing posts and to move to new posts. For others the doctorate has been instrumental in securing their permanent postion and/or enhancing their promotion within their organisation

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Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

EdD

Doctorate in Education

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Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

This Professional Doctorate (EdD) provides an alternative route to the current PhD for mid-career and senior professionals in mainstream education and related disciplines in Northern Ireland and further afield. On successful completion, students will have made an original and independent contribution to educational knowledge in the field determined by the topic of their research dissertation study. They will demonstrate a critical evaluation of the relevant literature, a high level of competence in appropriate research methods, and the ability to communicate the results and their implications.

We undertake a wide range of research that falls within two broad themes: pedagogy, learning and curriculum; and human rights, equality and social cohesion in education. Underpinning all of our research is a commitment to achieving a real impact in the lives of educators and learners.

Why Queen's?

Flexibility

The Doctorate in Education programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and is delivered via blended learning.

Credit Transfer

Applicants may (at the time of application) be considered for credit transfer of Masters degrees completed within the last 10 years (for a maximum of one module).

Did you know?

The School of Education at Queen’s has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as ‘internationally excellent or world leading’ (REF, 2014)

Course Content (including module information)

The programme consists of a taught element and an independent, research-related thesis. Students must complete nine taught Doctoral modules and a research dissertation, which has the same level of challenge and high standards as a PhD but is approximately half the scale (40,000 words). Modules are usually taught over 2.5 days (Thurs to Sat).

Compulsory modules

  • Educational Research: an Overview
  • Qualitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory
  • Quantitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory
  • Plus one other research module from:
  • Experimental Methods in Educational Research
  • Narrative and Arts-Based Research Approaches
  • Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Educational Research
  • Researching Children and Young People in Educational Settings
  • Survey Methods in Educational Research
  • The Professional as Researcher

Optional modules

  • Assessment and Testing: Concepts and Issues
  • Children's Rights - Research and Practice
  • Education in Divided Societies: Contribution to Social Cohesion
  • Educational Special Needs: Policy and Partnerships for Inclusion
  • TESOL: Discourse and Pedagogy
  • TESOL: Issues in Language Learning

Assessment & Feedback

Each module is assessed through an assignment equivalent to a maximum of 5,000 words. The final dissertation of 40,000 words is assessed by an oral examination (viva voce).

Learning and Teaching

The programme consists of a taught element and an independent research-related thesis. On successful completion students will have made an original and independent contribution to educational knowledge in the field determined by the topic of their research dissertation study, and demonstrate a critical evaluation of the relevant literature, a high level of competence in appropriate research methods, and the ability to communicate the results and their implications. Students must complete nine taught Doctoral modules and a research dissertation. The research dissertation has the same level of challenge and high standards as a PhD but is approximately half the scale (40,000 words). Modules are usually taught over 2.5 days (Thurs to Sat).

Indicative Number of Modules per Semester
Full-time students: 2-3 modules per semester.
Part-time students: 1-2 modules per semester.

Research modules
Students must complete the following  research modules:

Introduction to Doctoral Study in Education(compulsory)
Qualitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory (compulsory)
Quantitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory (compulsory)

Plus one other research modules from:

Experimental Methods in Educational Research
Narrative and Arts-Based Research Approaches
Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Educational Research
Researching Children and Young People in Educational Settings
Survey Methods in Educational Research
The Professional as Researcher

Optional modules
Assessment and Testing: Concepts and Issues
Children's Rights - Research and Practice
Education in Divided Societies: Contribution to Social Cohesion
Educational Special Needs: Policy and Partnerships for Inclusion
TESOL: Discourse and Pedagogy
TESOL: Issues in Language Learning

Entry Requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and a Masters degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Performance profiles (grades etc) may also be required to ensure suitability of the applicant for Doctoral study. Applicants will normally be expected to have at least five years' full-time professional experience in a field of work related to Education.

Please note: The closing date for applications to this programme is Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 4pm. Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as LATE and will be considered only if vacancies exist when all applications received by the closing date have been processed.

International Qualifications

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

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Karen Wylie
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Tel: 028 9097 5937
Email: k.wylie@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ssesw/

Career Prospects

Graduates from this degree have found it of great benefit in developing their professional expertise and in gaining promotion in their current workplaces.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability.

Fees & Scholarships

Normally self-funded. The School has offered EdD scholarships in the past. For 2017 scholarship opportunities visit the School website.   

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

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Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Drama Studies

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Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Arts, English and Languages

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

In 2009, the Brian Friel Theatre and Centre for Theatre Research were opened by the late playwright Brian Friel. The Centre consolidates our reputation for producing 'world-leading' and 'internationally-excellent' research, which encompasses traditional and practice-based methods. We offer students the opportunity to undertake advanced, original research in one of the department's areas of specialisation, such as Irish Theatre, Shakespeare, post-conflict drama, movement and dance, practice-as-research and applied theatre.

Each student is allocated a first and second supervisor with access to a wide range of subject expertise. In addition, students participate in a series of research workshops, seminars and colloquia designed to both assist them in writing their dissertations and in acquiring the critical skills needed to develop and deliver their practical projects.

Students opting for the practice-as-research route will produce a body of supervised practice-based work, accompanied by a dissertation to contextualise their work within the broader field of theatre and performance studies. Our aim is to produce international, cutting-edge research into theatre history and contemporary practice and to develop international teaching, research and creative arts partnerships. We particularly welcome applications from those working as teachers/lecturers or from professionals engaged in the arts and cultural sectors, as these programmes aim to assist your professional development as researchers, teachers and practitioners. We are especially interested in applications in the following areas:

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • Applied Theatre
  • Brian Friel
  • British and American Theatre
  • Cultural and Affect Studies
  • Image Theatre and Work of Augusto Boal
  • Irish Theatre
  • Monodrama
  • Movement and Dance
  • Post-Conflict Theatre and Performance
  • Practice-Led Research
  • Shakespeare
  • Theatre and Conflict Transformation
  • Theatre and Social Justice
  • Theatre and World War I
  • Theatre History/Historiography and Cultural History
  • Translation and Adaptation
  • Virtual Reality Theatre

Why Queen's?

The programme takes advantage of the international cross-disciplinary staff at the Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research as well as the excellent facilities of the Friel Theatre and our superb links with the Lyric Theatre and the local arts sector, in addition to research Institutes within Queen's, such as the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, and the Institute for Irish Studies.

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

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 (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

 

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Mark Phelan
Drama Studies School of Creative Arts
Tel: 9097 3402
Email: m.phelan@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/soca

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

FEES AND FUNDING 

For fees, funding and further information see go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Drama Studies

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Arts, English and Languages

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

In 2009, the Brian Friel Theatre and Centre for Theatre Research were opened by the late playwright Brian Friel. The Centre consolidates our reputation for producing 'world-leading' and 'internationally-excellent' research, which encompasses traditional and practice-based methods. We offer students the opportunity to undertake advanced, original research in one of the department's areas of specialisation, such as Irish Theatre, Shakespeare, post-conflict drama, movement and dance, practice-as-research and applied theatre.

Each student is allocated a first and second supervisor with access to a wide range of subject expertise. In addition, students participate in a series of research workshops, seminars and colloquia designed to both assist them in writing their dissertations and in acquiring the critical skills needed to develop and deliver their practical projects.

Students opting for the practice-as-research route will produce a body of supervised practice-based work, accompanied by a dissertation to contextualise their work within the broader field of theatre and performance studies. Our aim is to produce international, cutting-edge research into theatre history and contemporary practice and to develop international teaching, research and creative arts partnerships. We particularly welcome applications from those working as teachers/lecturers or from professionals engaged in the arts and cultural sectors, as these programmes aim to assist your professional development as researchers, teachers and practitioners. We are especially interested in applications in the following areas:

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • Applied Theatre
  • Brian Friel
  • British and American Theatre
  • Cultural and Affect Studies
  • Image Theatre and Work of Augusto Boal
  • Irish Theatre
  • Monodrama
  • Movement and Dance
  • Post-Conflict Theatre and Performance
  • Practice-Led Research
  • Shakespeare
  • Theatre and Conflict Transformation
  • Theatre and Social Justice
  • Theatre and World War I
  • Theatre History/Historiography and Cultural History
  • Translation and Adaptation
  • Virtual Reality Theatre

Why Queen's?

The programme takes advantage of the international cross-disciplinary staff at the Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research as well as the excellent facilities of the Friel Theatre and our superb links with the Lyric Theatre and the local arts sector, in addition to research Institutes within Queen's, such as the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, and the Institute for Irish Studies.

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

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 (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

 

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Mark Phelan
Drama Studies School of Creative Arts
Tel: 9097 3402
Email: m.phelan@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/soca

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

FEES AND FUNDING 

For fees, funding and further information see go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Economics

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Queen's Management School

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The economics group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths cover economic theory, applied economics and econometrics. The group has a particular interest in game theory and economic history. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in economics.

Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Particular strengths in the economics group at Queen's Management School include:

ECONOMICS OF NETWORKS AND INSTITUTIONS

  • Institutional and relational economics
  • Social networks
  • Strategic formation of coalitions and networks

BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL HISTORY

  • Banking crises
  • Crime and conflict
  • Political economy
  • Methodology and history of economics

EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS AND ECONOMETRICS

  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Economics of education
  • Financial econometrics
  • Health economics
  • Labour economics and social policy
  • Panel data

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

  • Demography and economic growth
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Long-run development

Why Queen's?

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

In its analysis of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen's Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools in its ranking by research intensity.

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.

WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building which has recently been refurbished to house the School and which provides students with state-of-the-art facilities in a truly remarkable setting. 

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the result stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.

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 (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 7.0, with not less than 6.0 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Postgraduate Administrator
Queen’s Management School

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For fees, funding and further information see go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Economics

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Queen's Management School

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The economics group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths cover economic theory, applied economics and econometrics. The group has a particular interest in game theory and economic history. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in economics.

Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Particular strengths in the economics group at Queen's Management School include:

ECONOMICS OF NETWORKS AND INSTITUTIONS

  • Institutional and relational economics
  • Social networks
  • Strategic formation of coalitions and networks

BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL HISTORY

  • Banking crises
  • Crime and conflict
  • Political economy
  • Methodology and history of economics

EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS AND ECONOMETRICS

  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Economics of education
  • Financial econometrics
  • Health economics
  • Labour economics and social policy
  • Panel data

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

  • Demography and economic growth
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Long-run development

Why Queen's?

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

In its analysis of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen's Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools in its ranking by research intensity.

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.

WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building which has recently been refurbished to house the School and which provides students with state-of-the-art facilities in a truly remarkable setting. 

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the result stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.

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 (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 7.0, with not less than 6.0 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Postgraduate Administrator
Queen’s Management School

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

For fees, funding and further information see go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

Queen's Management School

Queen's Management School
Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5EE

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Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2016

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Biological Sciences

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The primary focus of the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics research cluster is fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, environmental economics, conservation, aquaculture, animal behaviour, molecular taxonomy and molecular genetics, particularly involving links between these aspects. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate research students. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate research students.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • Animal behaviour/communication
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Coastal and deep-water marine biology
  • Ecological management
  • Economics of water quality and sustainable catchment management
  • Ecosystem ecology, modelling and mathematical biology
  • Freshwater biology/fish biology
  • Invasive species and their impact
  • Molecular ecology, systematics and phylogeography in algae, plants, invertebrates, fish and mammals
  • Sustainable aquaculture of shellfish and algae
  • Urban land use, economics and management
  • Valuing biodiversity, agri-environment schemes and outdoor recreation including use of GIS and spatial econometrics
  • Wildlife ecology, especially of birds and mammals

Why Queen's?

The group has a wide range of strong international and national links and it benefits from applied research centres such as Quercus, which specialises in conservation biology and biodiversity. The School is also closely involved in the University's Institute for a Sustainable World.

Students have access to modern laboratories and offices based in the Medical Biology Centre, close to the main Lanyon site. Students also have access to the University's Marine Laboratory, which is located in Portaferry, directly at the Narrows of Strangford Lough (the largest sea lough in the British Isles) and these facilities are used by resident staff and students as well as associated researchers from Queen's and international visitors.

Due to Northern Ireland's unique geology, mild climate, relatively long coastline and a long history of settled agriculture we have a wide variety of interesting habitats, which provide a stimulating and challenging environment for those wishing to pursue research in these areas.

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

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 (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 (*taken within the last 2 years) is required.

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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

Queen's Direct Applications Portal Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE) 

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply

When to apply
UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2016 from 1 September 2015.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications 15 January 2016.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the official closing date.

For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

School of Biological Sciences Medical Biology Centre
Tel: 9097 5787
Email: biosciences-pg@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/bb

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences
Medical Biology Centre
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 7BL

Visit Website

Get Directions

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Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

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Open Days and tours

Welcome to our beautiful campus

Meet Us

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Choose Queen's

Choose a world-class university

Why us?

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2016

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Biological Sciences

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The primary focus of the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics research cluster is fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, environmental economics, conservation, aquaculture, animal behaviour, molecular taxonomy and molecular genetics, particularly involving links between these aspects. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate research students. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate research students.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • Animal behaviour/communication
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Coastal and deep-water marine biology
  • Ecological management
  • Economics of water quality and sustainable catchment management
  • Ecosystem ecology, modelling and mathematical biology
  • Freshwater biology/fish biology
  • Invasive species and their impact
  • Molecular ecology, systematics and phylogeography in algae, plants, invertebrates, fish and mammals
  • Sustainable aquaculture of shellfish and algae
  • Urban land use, economics and management
  • Valuing biodiversity, agri-environment schemes and outdoor recreation including use of GIS and spatial econometrics
  • Wildlife ecology, especially of birds and mammals

Why Queen's?

The group has a wide range of strong international and national links and it benefits from applied research centres such as Quercus, which specialises in conservation biology and biodiversity. The School is also closely involved in the University's Institute for a Sustainable World.

Students have access to modern laboratories and offices based in the Medical Biology Centre, close to the main Lanyon site. Students also have access to the University's Marine Laboratory, which is located in Portaferry, directly at the Narrows of Strangford Lough (the largest sea lough in the British Isles) and these facilities are used by resident staff and students as well as associated researchers from Queen's and international visitors.

Due to Northern Ireland's unique geology, mild climate, relatively long coastline and a long history of settled agriculture we have a wide variety of interesting habitats, which provide a stimulating and challenging environment for those wishing to pursue research in these areas.

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

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 (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 (*taken within the last 2 years) is required.

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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

Queen's Direct Applications Portal Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE) 

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply

When to apply
UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2016 from 1 September 2015.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications 15 January 2016.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the official closing date.

For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

School of Biological Sciences Medical Biology Centre
Tel: 9097 5787
Email: biosciences-pg@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/bb

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences
Medical Biology Centre
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 7BL

Visit Website

Get Directions

Students_Union_S6A9951

Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

D1.2_016_Campus_LanyonDay_3V

Open Days and tours

Welcome to our beautiful campus

Meet Us

D1.2_028_Study_3V

Choose Queen's

Choose a world-class university

Why us?

Discover more

Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Education

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

We undertake a wide range of educational research. Staff research expertise can support projects in the areas of pedagogy, learning assessment and curriculum as well as human rights, equality and social cohesion. Underpinning all of our research is a commitment to achieving a real impact in the lives of educators and learners with a strong emphasis on ethical engagement.

Education staff play a major role in the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, in particular the ‘What Works for Schools’ strand. This is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre comprising over 90 academic and research staff. We are also home to three other globally recognised research centres:

  • Centre for Behaviour Analysis
  • Centre for Children's Rights
  • Centre for Shared Education

Research Strengths

The School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work provides a rich and vibrant context for educational research. The core discipline of Education at Queen’s is one of the leading areas for educational research in the UK and Ireland and our education research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87 per cent of the research undertaken within this subject assessed as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' (REF, 2014).

Our research comprises a variety of methodologies, among which are randomised control trials; ethnographic, children’s rights-based, multidisciplinary, projective and constructivist methodologies, and large-scale attitudinal surveys. Innovations in methodology, as well as developing innovative practice, are key drivers of our research activity. The wider influence of research is also evident in the extensive involvement of staff and students in key national and international research networks and our ability to attract major international conferences to Queen’s.

Why Queen's?

Our Doctoral Research Centre has a lively community of over 200 full-time and part-time research students. The Centre co-ordinates training and support for our research students and organises a series of research seminars, conferences, and workshops for Doctoral students throughout the year.

The research student body is active and dynamic and a particular highlight of the Doctoral student year is the annual Doctoral Conference which is jointly organised with Doctoral students in University College Dublin. Research students are encouraged to play a full and active role in relation to the wide range of research activities undertaken within the School and there are many resources available including:

  • a wide range of specialist research methods modules which are available as part of the EdD programme, are also open to PhD students
  • access to the Queen's University Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme
  • office accommodation with access to computing facilities and support to attend conferences for full-time PhD students

PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATES

The School also offers two Professional Doctorates, which are partly taught and partly research-based Doctorates in Education. These have proved to be both successful and convenient for senior professionals in education and related fields. There are two pathways, EdD and EdD (TESOL), [1] both of which may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis. The normal period of study will be not less than three years full-time or not less than four years part-time.

Course Content (including module information)

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

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

Entry 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. A 2.2 may also be considered 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.

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Lara Sittlington
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Tel: 028 9097 5961
Email: l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ssesw

Career Prospects

Many of our Phd graduates have moved into academic and research roles in Higher Education while others go on to play leading roles in educational practice, the public sector or within NGO’s. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability.

Fees & Scholarships

A range of competitive scholarships are available including those from the Department for Economy (Home/EU), and awards from the China Scholarship Council. For a full range of studentship opportunities for 2017, please see the University’s Graduate School website and the Scholarships section of the School website.

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Education

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

We undertake a wide range of educational research. Staff research expertise can support projects in the areas of pedagogy, learning assessment and curriculum as well as human rights, equality and social cohesion. Underpinning all of our research is a commitment to achieving a real impact in the lives of educators and learners with a strong emphasis on ethical engagement.

Education staff play a major role in the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, in particular the ‘What Works for Schools’ strand. This is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre comprising over 90 academic and research staff. We are also home to three other globally recognised research centres:

  • Centre for Behaviour Analysis
  • Centre for Children's Rights
  • Centre for Shared Education

Research Strengths

The School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work provides a rich and vibrant context for educational research.gThe core discipline of Education at Queen’s is one of the leading areas for educational research in the UK and Ireland and our educationa’ research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87 per cent of the research undertaken within this subjectl assessed as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' (REF, 2014).

Our research comprises a variety of methodologies, among which are randomised control trials; ethnographic, children’s rights-based, multidisciplinary, projective and constructivist methodologies, and large-scale attitudinal surveys. Innovations in methodology, as well as developing innovative practice, are key drivers of our research activity. The wider influence of research is also evident in the extensive involvement of staff and students in key national and international research networks and our ability to attract major international conferences to Queen’s.

Why Queen's?

Our Doctoral Research Centre has a lively community of over 200 full-time and part-time research students. The Centre co-ordinates training and support for our research students and organises a series of research seminars, conferences, and workshops for Doctoral students throughout the year.

The research student body is active and dynamic and a particular highlight of the Doctoral student year is the annual Doctoral Conference which is jointly organised with Doctoral students in University College Dublin. Research students are encouraged to play a full and active role in relation to the wide range of research activities undertaken within the School and there are many resources available including:

  • a wide range of specialist research methods modules which are available as part of the EdD programme, are also open to PhD students
  • access to the Queen's University Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme
  • office accommodation with access to computing facilities and support to attend conferences for full-time PhD students

PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATES

The School also offers two Professional Doctorates, which are partly taught and partly research-based Doctorates in Education. These have proved to be both successful and convenient for senior professionals in education and related fields. There are two pathways, EdD and EdD (TESOL), [1] both of which may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis. The normal period of study will be not less than three years full-time or not less than four years part-time.

Course Content (including module information)

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

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

Entry 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. A 2.2 may also be considered 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.

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Lara Sittlington
School of Education
Tel: 028 9097 5961
Email: l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ssesw/

Career Prospects

Many of our Phd graduates have moved into academic and research roles in Higher Education while others go on to play leading roles in educational practice, the public sector or within NGO’s. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability.

Fees & Scholarships

A range of competitive scholarships are available including those from the Department for Economy (Home/EU), and awards from the China Scholarship Council. For a full range of studentship opportunities for 2017, please see the University’s Graduate School website and the Scholarships section of the School website.

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

DECAP

Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology (DECAP - Doctorate)

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Psychology

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The DECAP Programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to train Educational Psychologists.

The first three years of work, post qualification, must be spent (see above) in the EA EPS within Northern Ireland.

Why Queen's?

The DECAP programme is recognised as being one of the leading training courses for EPs in the UK and Ireland. The three-year funding model makes it possible for students/trainees to retain close links with the programme's tutors and to attend the university throughout all three years of the programme (unlike equivalent programmes in Great Britain, there is no need or requirement for students/trainees to seek employment during the second and third years of training).

Amongst the benefits of this model of funding and course design is the capacity to provide not only close supervision, including research supervision, but also an Intermodular Teaching Programme which includes foundation training (and, in several aspects, qualifications) in:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dynamic Assessment
  • Family Systemic Therapy
  • Incredible Years Parenting Programme
  • Video Interaction Guidance

Course Content (including module information)

There are four modules in each of the three years of the programme. All four must be passed in order to be able to progress to the subsequent year.

Year 1: Children and Young People in Schools Trainees must pass all four modules to proceed into second year: Professional, Legal, Social and Historical Contexts The Developing Child in the Educational Context The Learning Environment at Home and School Research and Inquiry (1) Research Proposal

Year 2: Children, Young People and their Families Trainees must pass all four modules to proceed into third year: Developing Child Within the Family System: Casework Research Mental Health of Children and Young People Vulnerable Groups: Field/Desk Research Research and Inquiry (2)

Year 3: Children, Young People and their Communities Trainees must pass all four modules to obtain their Doctorate degree: Adolescence and Mental Health Promoting Change in Complex Systems Specialist Interest: Elective Research and Inquiry (3) All modules (except Research and Inquiry) will include an experiential learning component with children or young people in school, family or community settings. Trainees are entitled to 25 days' annual leave per annum (usually to include the month of August) plus statutory holidays.

Assessment & Feedback

Coursework submissions including essays and practice reports; placement appraisals; small scale research / practice based literature review (Year 1); 27,000-33,000 major research submission (thesis) in Year 3. 270/540 credit points are awarded for taught elements; 270/540 credit points are awarded for research elements.

Learning and Teaching

Within the training contract, through which the stipend is awarded and university fees paid, it is expected that trainees will work the equivalent of eight hours per day, five days a week.
MOAF

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to have at least a 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. The qualification must be such that the applicant is, or will be, eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Prospective candidates are expected to have pre-entry experience (see DECAP website; entrance to this course is competitive). Applicants with international qualifications, or where GBC is uncertain, should seek confirmation of their status from the BPS by the time of interview (March/April 2016).

International Qualifications

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. 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 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University 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. Please click the links below for more information: 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.

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Gail Crawford
School of Psychology
Tel: 9097 4745
Email: g.crawford@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.psych.qub.ac.uk

Career Prospects

The Programme confers a professional qualification to work as an Educational Psychologist. Graduates register with the HCPC, which qualifies them to work anywhere within the UK and in those countries which recognise UK qualifications. The DECAP Programme is the only educational psychology training programme in Northern Ireland and almost all of the appointments of EPs to the EA EPS are recruited from the programme.

Fees & Scholarships

Successful applicants will have their fees paid by the Programme's commissioning and funding body, the Department of Education (Northern Ireland). An annual stipend of £15,000 (tax free) will be paid to cover living and other expenses. Applicants must sign an undertaking, on receipt of this funding, committing them to working for a period of three years after qualifying in the Educational Psychology Service of Northern Ireland's Education Authority. For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) aims to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas. Pioneering research is the lifeblood of the School and is evidenced by REF 2014, in which 100 per cent of the School's research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.

Our commitment to research has led to the establishment of ECIT (the £40m Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology) and more recently the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), which is the UK's lead university centre for cyber security research.

With the research from these centres, and the spin out companies supported by the School, EEECS is in an excellent position to drive and influence the economy at a local, national and international level. Research within Electronic and Electrical Engineering is organised within research clusters, for more information see the School website.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

The key research strengths are:

  • Digital communications
  • Energy, Power and Intelligent control
  • High-frequency electronic circuits and antennas
  • Secure information technologies
  • Semiconductor and nanotechnology
  • System-on-Chip

Why Queen's?

ECIT brings together, in one building, internationally recognised research groups specialising in key areas of advanced digital and communications technology.

These include:

  • CSIT brings together research specialists in complementary fields such as data security, network security systems, wireless-enabled security systems, intelligent surveillance systems; and serves as the national point of reference for knowledge transfer in these areas.
  • Electric Power and Energy Systems research is focused on problems related to distributed sources of energy and their integration into power networks. The cluster is a member of the IET Power Academy and is a major collaborator on all-island energy research.
  • SoCaM is dedicated to the design of advanced, integrated, high-speed wireless and couples activities in High Frequency Electronics, System-on-Chip, Signals and Systems and Digital Signal Processing, and for Gigabit/sec wireless.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Ms Elaine Cranston
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel: 9097 5490
Email: e.cranston@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/eeecs

Career Prospects

Fees & Scholarships

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) aims to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas. Pioneering research is the lifeblood of the School and is evidenced by REF 2014, in which 100 per cent of the School's research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.

Our commitment to research has led to the establishment of ECIT (the £40m Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology) and more recently the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), which is the UK's lead university centre for cyber security research.

With the research from these centres, and the spin out companies supported by the School, EEECS is in an excellent position to drive and influence the economy at a local, national and international level. Research within Electronic and Electrical Engineering is organised within research clusters, for more information see the School website.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

The key research strengths are:

  • Digital communications
  • Energy, Power and Intelligent control
  • High-frequency electronic circuits and antennas
  • Secure information technologies
  • Semiconductor and nanotechnology
  • System-on-Chip

Why Queen's?

ECIT brings together, in one building, internationally recognised research groups specialising in key areas of advanced digital and communications technology.

These include:

  • CSIT brings together research specialists in complementary fields such as data security, network security systems, wireless-enabled security systems, intelligent surveillance systems; and serves as the national point of reference for knowledge transfer in these areas.
  • Electric Power and Energy Systems research is focused on problems related to distributed sources of energy and their integration into power networks. The cluster is a member of the IET Power Academy and is a major collaborator on all-island energy research.
  • SoCaM is dedicated to the design of advanced, integrated, high-speed wireless and couples activities in High Frequency Electronics, System-on-Chip, Signals and Systems and Digital Signal Processing, and for Gigabit/sec wireless.

Last updated 03.11.15

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

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:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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.

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 (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. 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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Ms Elaine Cranston
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel: 9097 5490
Email: e.cranston@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/eeecs

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Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

English

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Arts, English and Languages

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Arts, English and Languages offers programmes which map broadly onto the following research areas:

  • Broadcast Literacy
  • Contemporary American Literature and Culture
  • Creative Writing
  • English Speech and Language
  • Irish Literature
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Literary Studies
  • Poetry
  • Renaissance Studies

The School's strategy is to develop opportunities for cross-fertilisation across all its research programmes. Lists of current and past postgraduate research can be found on the School of English website, alongside staff profiles which list their publications and research interests.

Research Strengths

A number of major research projects (including Doctoral and Postdoctoral posts in Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Modern Literary Studies and Renaissance Literature) have been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Poetry and Irish writing remain at the core of the School's research expertise.

Why Queen's?

Students have access to the McClay Library, and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice. Weekly research seminars bring together staff and students, and students are encouraged to not only take part in networks and groups within and beyond the University, but also to organise events such as conferences and readings.

The PhD in Creative Writing is staffed by outstanding writers such as Garrett Carr, Ciaran Carson, Leontia Flynn, Jimmy McAleavey, Darran McCann, Sinead Morrissey and Glenn Patterson. The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, is the first Centre of Excellence for poetry in Ireland and provides resources for emerging and established poets, researchers and critics, and serves to link creativity to criticism and academic scholarship.

Students can make use of the Institute of Irish Studies and the network of disciplines within Queen's contributing to Irish Studies, including History, Politics, Anthropology and Sociology. They are also supported by the outstanding collection of manuscript and print collections concerning the study of Ireland held by the McClay Library, which is the host institution for JSTOR Ireland. The annual Interdisciplinary Linguistics group conference (iLINC) provides additional opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary and international discussion of research for speech and language students.

All postgraduate research students have the opportunity to apply for teaching opportunities in their second year of study and are strongly encouraged to present research-in-progress. School of English PhD students also have the opportunity to apply for the position of Research Fellow in the final year of their study, as part of Queens's established link with the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University (Nashville).

Course Content (including module information)

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

Entry 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, and a Masters-level qualification 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.

Additional Information for International Students

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 course 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, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: 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. Please click the links below for more information:

  • 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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Moyra Haslett
School of Arts, English and Languages
Tel: 028 9097 5103
Email: pgenglish@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ael/

Career Prospects

A significant number of our PhD students become academics, in the UK and Ireland and internationally. Others become archivists, researchers, editors, teachers, civil servants, writers, librarians, theatre practitioners, voluntary sector workers and a range of other diverse forms of employment. 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.

Fees & Scholarships

A number of our PhD students are funded by AHRC (through the ‘Northern Bridge’ consortium) and DEL scholarships. The deadline for applications for these scholarships is usually in mid-January.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

 

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2 University Square
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Belfast BT7 1NN

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

English

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Arts, English and Languages

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The School of Arts, English and Languages offers programmes which map broadly onto the following research areas:

  • Broadcast Literacy
  • Contemporary American Literature and Culture
  • Creative Writing
  • English Speech and Language
  • Irish Literature
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Literary Studies
  • Poetry
  • Renaissance Studies

The School's strategy is to develop opportunities for cross-fertilisation across all its research programmes. Lists of current and past postgraduate research can be found on the School of English website, alongside staff profiles which list their publications and research interests.

Research Strengths

A number of major research projects (including Doctoral and Postdoctoral posts in Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Modern Literary Studies and Renaissance Literature) have been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Poetry and Irish writing remain at the core of the School's research expertise.

Why Queen's?

Students have access to the McClay Library, and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice. Weekly research seminars bring together staff and students, and students are encouraged to not only take part in networks and groups within and beyond the University, but also to organise events such as conferences and readings.

The PhD in Creative Writing is staffed by outstanding writers such as Garrett Carr, Ciaran Carson, Leontia Flynn, Jimmy McAleavey, Darran McCann, Sinead Morrissey and Glenn Patterson. The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, is the first Centre of Excellence for poetry in Ireland and provides resources for emerging and established poets, researchers and critics, and serves to link creativity to criticism and academic scholarship.

Students can make use of the Institute of Irish Studies and the network of disciplines within Queen's contributing to Irish Studies, including History, Politics, Anthropology and Sociology. They are also supported by the outstanding collection of manuscript and print collections concerning the study of Ireland held by the McClay Library, which is the host institution for JSTOR Ireland. The annual Interdisciplinary Linguistics group conference (iLINC) provides additional opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary and international discussion of research for speech and language students.

All postgraduate research students have the opportunity to apply for teaching opportunities in their second year of study and are strongly encouraged to present research-in-progress. School of English PhD students also have the opportunity to apply for the position of Research Fellow in the final year of their study, as part of Queens's established link with the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University (Nashville).

Course Content (including module information)

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.

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

Entry 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, and a Masters-level qualification 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.

Additional Information for International Students

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 course 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, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: 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. Please click the links below for more information:

  • 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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Professor Moyra Haslett
School of Arts, English and Languages
Tel: 028 9097 5103
Email: pgenglish@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ael/

Career Prospects

A significant number of our PhD students become academics, in the UK and Ireland and internationally. Others become archivists, researchers, editors, teachers, civil servants, writers, librarians, theatre practitioners, voluntary sector workers and a range of other diverse forms of employment.

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.

Fees & Scholarships

A number of our PhD students are funded by AHRC (through the ‘Northern Bridge’ consortium) and DEL scholarships. The deadline for applications for these scholarships is usually in mid-January.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

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Arts, English and Languages

School of Arts, English and Languages
2 University Square
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN

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Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

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Why us?

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Ethnomusicology

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

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

  • Globalisation, Cosmopolitanism and Musical Hybridity
  • Music, Sound and Emotions
  • Musical Tradition and Modernity
  • Performance, Identity and Gender
  • Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Popular Music
  • Ritual Music and Religion
  • Urban Ethnomusicology
  • Web Cultures and Hypermedia

Why Queen's?

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework results confirmed Queen's University's reputation as a 'world-leading' centre for research in Anthropology.

The Anthropology research cluster provides each research student with a first and second supervisor and supplies additional training through postgraduate and qualitative research methods seminars.

Overall monitoring and evaluation of progress of research students is carried out by the School Postgraduate Committee, which also deals with all issues arising from postgraduate admissions and changes of enrolment.

Classes are held in a purpose-built performance room. The School holds a large musical instrument collection, which is used for practical ensemble work, as well as a world music sound archive. Furthermore, the Ethnomusicology programme administers a hypermedia lab specifically designed for the production of ethnomusicological websites.

Research students discuss and present ongoing work in the weekly Postgraduate Seminar, and are encouraged to present work at national and international conferences and to publish an article in an academic journal.

Research students can gain teaching experience as tutors in modules taught in the School. 

Course Content (including module information)

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).

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

Entry 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.

Additional Information for International Students

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 course 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, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: 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. Please click the links below for more information:

  • 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.

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Maruska Svasek
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Tel: 028 9097 3879
Email: m.svasek@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/happ/

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.

Fees & Scholarships

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

 

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

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History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
25 University Square
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN

Visit Website

Get Directions

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Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

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Welcome to our beautiful campus

Meet Us

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Choose a world-class university

Why us?

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

MPhil

Ethnomusicology

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2017

Course length

2 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

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

  • Globalisation, Cosmopolitanism and Musical Hybridity
  • Music, Sound and Emotions
  • Musical Tradition and Modernity
  • Performance, Identity and Gender
  • Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Popular Music
  • Ritual Music and Religion
  • Urban Ethnomusicology
  • Web Cultures and Hypermedia

Why Queen's?

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework results confirmed Queen's University's reputation as a 'world-leading' centre for research in Anthropology.

The Anthropology research cluster provides each research student with a first and second supervisor and supplies additional training through postgraduate and qualitative research methods seminars.

Overall monitoring and evaluation of progress of research students is carried out by the School Postgraduate Committee, which also deals with all issues arising from postgraduate admissions and changes of enrolment.

Classes are held in a purpose-built performance room. The School holds a large musical instrument collection, which is used for practical ensemble work, as well as a world music sound archive. Furthermore, the Ethnomusicology programme administers a hypermedia lab specifically designed for the production of ethnomusicological websites.

Research students discuss and present ongoing work in the weekly Postgraduate Seminar, and are encouraged to present work at national and international conferences and to publish an article in an academic journal.

Research students can gain teaching experience as tutors in modules taught in the School. 

Course Content (including module information)

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).

Assessment & Feedback

Learning and Teaching

Entry 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.

Additional Information for International Students

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 course 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, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: 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. Please click the links below for more information:

  • 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

How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply.

When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from 1 September 2016.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.

Take care to enter the details of the institutions and courses clearly and correctly on the application. For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75. These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Dr Maruska Svasek
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Tel: 028 9097 3879
Email: m.svasek@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/happ/

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.

Fees & Scholarships

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

Talk to us

Get in touch

Visit Queen's

Learn More

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
25 University Square
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN

Visit Website

Get Directions

Students_Union_S6A9951

Money matters

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

Finances at university

D1.2_016_Campus_LanyonDay_3V

Open Days and tours

Welcome to our beautiful campus

Meet Us

D1.2_028_Study_3V

Choose Queen's

Choose a world-class university

Why us?

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Social Charter 2

Society

Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

17/11/2017 - Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Technology

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

15/11/2017 - A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

PhD

Experimental Medicine

Apply via clearing

Clearing 2017

Key Course Information

Entry Year

2016

Course length

3 year(s)

A-Level Requirements *

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Professional Year Out

No

UCAS Code

School

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

*Indicative Only. Please see the Course Entry Requirements section for details on subject specific or GCSE requirements.

Overview

The Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s incorporates an integrated mixture of approaches ranging from molecular cell biology, immunology, disease phenotyping, imaging, functional genomics, unique pre-clinical models of disease, and patient-based investigation and clinical trials to deliver translational impact on respiratory disease, eye disease, and infectious diseases.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Research in the Centre falls into three Research Themes:

Vision and Vascular Medicine A multidisciplinary team of researchers who translate basic scientific findings into knowledge and therapies with benefit to patients and advances scientific knowledge in ocular cell, microvascular biology and tissue remodelling  to understand the mechanisms of ocular disease, diabetes-associated complications and cardiovascular damage.

Immunobiology and Microbes This group focuses on delivering high-quality research programmes, spanning state-of-the-art fundamental and discovery research in infection and inflammatory diseases to clinical research. These include internationally competitive programmes investigating the role of innate and adaptive immune responses to infection and tissue injury, the molecular pathogenesis of bacteria and viruses, and how these host- and pathogen-focused programmes might be targeted to develop effective new treatments for major diseases, such as pneumonia, sepsis, and multiple sclerosis.

Respiratory Medicine With a very strong translational research organisation, this group is primarily focused on lung diseases, with major programmes in asthma, cystic fibrosis,  and acute respiratory distress syndrome. This group comprises a highly interactive and collaborative, multidisciplinary research environment between molecular and cellular immunologists, bacteriologists, virologists, and clinical researchers. Underpinned by high quality fundamental research, this group has a strong emphasis on the development of clinical research programmes to explore new therapeutic strategies for inflammatory diseases of the lung.

Why Queen's?

  • The CEM has developed and runs extensive laboratory skills and scientific presentation skills training programmes to ensure that, from the outset, all new postgraduate students are provided with key skills and expertise important for a successful career in biomedical or medical research.
  • The CEM hosts a vibrant seminar programme that includes internationally renowned scientists, enabling students to network with leading international scientists within its main research areas, together with postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from across the Faculty.
  • The CEM also provides several opportunities for leadership development among our postgraduate students, such as symposium organisation, and inviting and hosting top scientists for seminars and symposia.

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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:  

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Master of Surgery (MCh)

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.

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 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 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required.

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.

Please click the links below for more information:

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. FEES AND FUNDING For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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How To Apply

Applications for admission to full-time undergraduate courses at Queen’s should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/apply

When to apply
UCAS will start processing applications for entry in Autumn 2016 from 1 September 2015.

The normal closing date for the receipt of applications 15 January 2016.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

Earlier applicants normally receive decisions more quickly, however, UCAS accepts that some applicants, especially those from outside the UK, may find this difficult. Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the official closing date.

For Queen's, the institution code name is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

These should be entered in the Choices section of your UCAS application. A Campus Code is not required. For further information on applying to study at Queen’s, please click here.

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School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Tel: 9098.28256611165
Email: pgoffice.smdb@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/mdbs

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