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.
- 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.
- Research students discuss and present ongoing work in the weekly postgraduate seminar. They are encouraged to publish an article in an academic journal and present work at national and international conferences.
- Research students can gain teaching experience as tutors in modules taught in the School.
- 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.
Our regional interests include Ireland, the British Isles, Europe, Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Japan, the Caribbean, Latin America, Melanesia and Australia. We offer supervision in a wide range of topics, including:
•Anthropology and Philosophy
•Aspects of Social and Economic Change
•Borders, Migration and Transnationalism
•Conflict Transformation and Human Rights
•Emotions and The Senses
•Gender, Kinship and Marriage
•Human/Animal Relations and Environmentalism
•Identity, Ethnicity and Nationalism
•Music, Popular Culture and Tourism
•New Religions and Political Movements
•Performance, Art and Material Culture
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.
For further information on career development opportunities at PhD level please contact the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Career Development Team on email@example.com / +44 28 9097 5175
Development Officers Cathy Wilson and Aileen Carson will be happy to provide further information on your research area career prospects.
People teaching you
Dr Maruska Svasek
Tel: 028 9097 3879 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/happ/
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 of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.
English Language Requirements
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.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
- Academic English: 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.
INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
|Northern Ireland (NI)||£4,260|
|England, Scotland or Wales (GB)||£4,260|
|Other (non-UK) EU||£4,260|
There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.
Additional course costs
Depending on the programme of study, there may also be other extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies . Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £100 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, and library fines. In undertaking a research project students may incur costs associated with transport and/or materials, and there will also be additional costs for printing and binding the thesis. There may also be individually tailored research project expenses and students should consult directly with the School for further information.
How do I fund my study?
PhD Funded Opportunities
Find PhD funding opportunities and studentships by subject area.
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Doctoral Training Centres at Queen's
Queen's has seven outstanding competitive Doctoral Training Centres, with each one providing funding for a number of PhD positions and more importantly a hub for carrying out world class research in key disciplines.
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New UK PhD loans
The UK Government will introduce new doctoral loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018.
Loans will be offered to English-resident students to study all types of doctorate at universities across the UK.
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Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.
Find a supervisor
If you're interested in a particular project, we suggest you contact the relevant academic before you apply, to introduce yourself and ask questions.
To find a potential supervisor aligned with your area of interest, or if you are unsure of who to contact, look through the staff profiles linked here.
You might be asked to provide a short outline of your proposal to help us identify potential supervisors.
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