This programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary study abroad semester in Belfast; a young, vibrant and culturally rich city emerging from decades of conflict, with an opportunity to gain field experience in peacebuilding and social justice. The semester of study will be followed by a 6-week accredited placement (AHS3001 Study Abroad Placement), which is a fantastic opportunity to build college credit as well as an international work experience portfolio. The placement combined with the standard semester of study is worth a total of 80 CATS credits.
Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and majors are encouraged to apply.
|Tuition Fee for Study Abroad Semester Plus Placement||£9600|
|Programme Duration:||(Spring Semester Only) January - late June|
|Application Closing Date:||31 October 2019|
Cumulative GPA of 3.0
Fee-paying Study Abroad students in Semester 2 only (exchange students are ineligible to apply)
Please Note: Students must be eligible to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa - further guidance will be provided after acceptance to the programme.
During the semester, all Study Abroad Plus Placement students are advised to take ANT1006 “Understanding Northern Ireland: History, Politics and Anthropology.” This module uses a variety of historical, political, sociological and anthropological perspectives to look at key issues relating to Northern Ireland, which will ensure a solid overview prior to the placement. Dr Dominic Bryan explores anthropological understandings of ethnicity and nationalism to examine how Unionism and Irish Nationalism developed. The class will look in detail at the various political solutions which have been applied to ‘the Province’, with a particular focus on the Peace Process and examines the realities and legacies of the conflict since the signing of the 1998 Agreement.
Students will then select two additional modules from the list below, which will build upon their understanding of Northern Ireland’s historical, political and social context. Please note that some modules may have a prerequisite of prior study in the subject area.
You will also be enrolled on module AHS3001 Study Abroad Placement.
Our team at Queen’s will review applications and select a bespoke placement to match the interests and skills of each participant with the needs of the organisations on the ground. From local NGOs to non-profits and internationally renowned peacebuilding organisations, there is no better way for students to get a leg-up in their careers and grow global networks. This opportunity is designed to improve student employability in a competitive sector by combining research and study with practical experience.
Please see the How to Apply section for guidance on applying for your Study Abroad semester at Queen's.
Students wishing to undertake the Study Abroad Plus Placement pathway must also submit the Study Abroad Placement Application Form.
For application queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the programme, please contact Mary Hassan, Study Abroad Recruitment Officer at email@example.com
Please note that the Study Abroad placement module is subject to QUB terms and conditions.
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