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Key Programme Information

Entry Year


Programme length *

1 year(s)

Places available



Full-Time, Part-Time


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

* 1 year full-time or up to 3 years part-time.


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MA Anthropology

Speaker - Dr Maruska Svasek , Programme Director

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The aim of this programme is to provide students with a general knowledge of the principles and methods of Social Anthropology.

Why Queen's?

The School supplies additional training through postgraduate and School seminars and participation in music ensembles.

Course Details

Compulsory modules

  • Economic Anthropology
  • Politics, Law and Power
  • Religion and Ritual
  • Key Debates in Anthropology
  • Project [30 CATS]

Optional modules

Optional modules can vary from year to year. For detailed programme information please see the School website.

Assessment & Feedback

Depending on modules, various methods of assessment are used; for more information, see the School website.

Learning and Teaching

Morning and Aternoon.

Opportunity for occasional weekend training sessions.

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in an appropriate subject (excluding Anthropology) or equivalent recognised qualification acceptable to the University.

International Qualifications

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


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:

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfastoffers 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

Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr Maruska Svasek
School of History and Anthropology
Tel: 9097 3879

How To Apply

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Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, such as research (both academic and non-academic), teaching, music therapy, consultancy, development and charity work, museum and heritage posts, journalism and radio broadcasting. Among those who have pursued academic careers, not all have done so within anthropology - several have taken posts in related disciplines. Others have found positions within governmental and non-governmental organisations abroad.

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

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Fees & Funding

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

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Postgraduate loans
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

Please click here for School funding opportunities. For fees, funding and further information see:


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