Dr Patricia Warke
Co-ordinator of the School of GAP
Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology Postgraduate Study in Queen’s
We offer postgraduate students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and career prospects through a range of courses, which are designed to reflect the School’s world-class reputation in the areas of archaeological, geographical and palaeoecological research.
Students learning will be enhanced through excellent teaching and laboratory facilities that support postgraduate training. This includes a state of the art GIS laboratory, laboratories for research on palaeoecology, pollen, plant macrofossils, beetles and mollusks, dendrochronology, tephra, stone weathering, human and animal bone and artefact study collections.
Postgraduate students also have access to our AMS Laboratory, one of the UK’s leading dating and chronology facilities.
Employability and Careers
Postgraduate courses offered by the School of Geography, Archaeology and Paleaoecology (GAP) can give an enhanced knowledge to students who want to progress into this field of work. Students get the opportunity to gain practical skills through our AMS Lab and also our in-house Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF), which is one of the few professional excavation units in the UK and Ireland based within a university environment. These allow students to gain the experiences and skills they will need to progress to employment.
Queen’s University Belfast also offer a range of initiatives and services which students can access to help improve their employability skills.
Why choose the School of GAP for your postgraduate studies?
If you join our team for your postgraduate studies you can be assured of an inclusive, stimulating and supportive learning environment, and a range of opportunities aimed at helping you to successfully develop your future research and career profile.
We offer the following postgraduate taught courses:
Below is the range of courses offered at the School of GAP, for further information please use the contact details in each section.
|Course Title||MSc||MA||PG Dip||PG Cert|
|Archaeology and Environment||X||X||X|
|Dating and Chronology||X||X||X|
|Human Geography: Society, Space and Culture||X||X|
Please note: these courses can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis
Course duration and entry requirements:
An MSc / MA undertaken on a full-time basis takes one calendar year and two years as a part-time student. For acceptance onto an MSc / MA programme applicants will normally be expected to have achieved a first class or 2.1 Honours degree (UK) in a relevant subject or equivalent recognised qualification. Where a postgraduate PG Diploma or PG Certificate is offered, an applicant will normally be expected to have a high 2.2 Honours degree (57%) or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in a relevant subject.
Information for international students:
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Consequently, it is important that you check the specific course requirements.