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BA Anthropology and Philosophy

Academic Year 2020/21

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Programme Title BA Anthropology and Philosophy Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Arts
Programme Code ANT-BA-JS UCAS Code VL16 HECoS Code 100337 - Philosophy - 50
100436 - Anthropology - 50
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Joint Honours Single Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Anthropology (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Programme Specific Regulations

On completing Level I a Single Honours student in either Anthropology or Philosophy who has completed 40 CATS at Level I in the other subject and has achieved an average mark across the 40 CATS of 60 or above may be admitted to this Joint Honours programme subject having obtained the approval of the advisor of studies of the subject in which they only have 40CATS.

The admission requirement of BBB is waived provided students have achieved an average mark across the 40 CATS of 60 or above.

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The Joint Honours Programme in Anthropology and Philosophy is designed to provide students with:
• an intellectual training in the separate disciplines of Philosophy and Anthropology which, while discrete subjects, are also complementary and mutually enriching;
• a discipline-specific perspective from which students acquire an understanding of the foundational ideas of human nature, ethics, and knowledge, a familiarity with debates surrounding culture and identity, both individual and communal, and skills in synthesising and developing ideas and arguments from diverse literary and other contemporary sources;
• a range of skills which together foster the ability to practise self-motivated learning and increase the capacity to undertake independent learning in a progressive way.
Together, these subjects together equip individuals with the ability to:
• think critically, process and understand complex information;
• evaluate primary and secondary sources;
• interpret a variety of types of data and information;
• pursue independent learning;
• work well in groups and formulate arguments.
Furthermore, students benefit from a multi-disciplinary education which gives them a large skill set and opens a wide range of career options following graduation.

The curricula will be delivered in accordance with the national Philosophy and Anthropology benchmarking statements, which reflect the wide variety of fundamental questions investigated in contemporary Philosophy, as well as the great spread of cultures, languages, and historical eras in which philosophical investigation has taken place; and in which Social Anthropology explores the nature of complexity and richness of cultural diversity, providing a knowledge of the values, ethics and traditions of human social worlds through voices and representations as illustrated in theory and ethnography.

More generally, the Joint Honours Programme in Anthropology and Philosophy aims:
• to attract students from local, national, and international contexts, through a variety of entry routes, and then provide and deliver the best possible learning and teaching experience, in an environment of equality, tolerance, and mutual respect;
• to provide students with the necessary intellectual, practical, and key skills to enable them to develop as independent, reflective lifelong learners and able employees;
• to develop a broad context for future employment, in which graduates appreciate the continuing value of an education in these two disciplines.
The programme will thereby foster an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry in each discipline, by offering modules which encourage a stimulating interchange of ideas.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

make judgments on the basis of varied and problematic evidence and according to the persuasiveness of the arguments or the reliability of the evidence used;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place allows the students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material. It allows for both tutor- and student-led opportunities for the discussion and comprehension of directed reading and secondary source information.

Methods of Assessment

Progress through the degree is one in which the autonomous learning undertaken by students is gradually increased, from lecture/tutorial based teaching at stages 1 and 2, to student-centred learning, through 2- or 3-hour seminars, at stage 3.

respond to, and differentiate between, different ideological and theoretical positions;

analyse and interpret material from different geographical, cultural, and temporal contexts;

think independently, originally, and self-reflexively;

demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection and judgment in the light of evidence and argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.

Methods of Assessment

test students’ ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect. In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question.

Class discussion, in which analysis and interpretation of texts takes place, allows students to develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material.

discriminate between what is central and what is peripheral to
the issue in question;

identify, collate and organise relevant data and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources in support of their argument;

understand complex tasks and an ability to present appropriate solutions in written form;

work autonomously, manifested in self-direction, objective-setting, prioritising and time-management;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which the presentation and prioritisation of material is conducive to its rhetorical effect.

In all modules, students are encouraged to refer to current critical and theoretical debate in order to form their own judgement of the text or data in question. They work towards a number of deadlines for formative and summative work, and for class presentation, thereby learning to prioritise assignments and objectives, and in doing so hone their time management skills.

Methods of Assessment

Analytical literary-critical exercises – both formative and summative – test students’ ability to engage with, contextualise, and interpret texts.

The dissertation, examinations and essays require students to demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

reflect on their own learning, seeking and making use of constructive feedback;

produce intellectually coherent academic analysis within word limits and time deadlines;

apply requisite referencing and presentation formats in the production of written analyses;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

appreciate a range of historical and cultural perspectives on academic enquiry;

engage with and interpret layers of meaning within primary sources;

assess and appraise differing views on significant areas of academic debate;

discriminate between what is central and what is peripheral to the issue in question;

ethical requirements of study, which requires critical and reflective use of information and information technology in the learning process;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information; and be familiar with appropriate means of identifying, finding, retrieving, sorting and exchanging information;

demonstrate intellectual integrity and maturity.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Methods of Assessment

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

disciplines of Anthropology and Philosophy (including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind);

understand the application of philosophy to practical issues, for example in the area of applied ethics;

critically discuss some of the central problems and issues in contemporary philosophy;

employ the key concepts and tools used in philosophical reasoning

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding are developed through lectures, tutorials, seminars (many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as hand-outs, and key readings available online through Canvas) and through the assessment and feedback process.

Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts.

Methods of Assessment

A range of assessment methods ensures that these skills are evaluated in different ways.

Formative written work assists the development of understanding, critical judgment, and independent thought, both through the feedback given, and through the process of writing itself.

demonstrate an understanding of the nature and extent of human diversity and commonality and account for this using a variety of analytical perspectives;

show an understanding and facility in the use of the repertoire of concepts, theories and key research methods;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer the more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Analysis of primary sources is incorporated into the curriculum at all levels

Contemporary philosophy is covered throughout all levels of the programme. At level 3 there is a particular emphasis on the latest, cutting edge research in philosophy. Practical and applied aspects are covered in each of the value based modules, and there is a specific Applied Ethics module offered at level 3.

Methods of Assessment

The dissertation, examinations, essays and seminar presentations work require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Assessment of individual modules

show an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between local social and cultural forms in relation to global processes and broader historical developments;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Analysis of anthropological texts incorporated into the curriculum at all levels

Methods of Assessment

Exams, essays, seminar/tutorial contributions and dissertations

indicate a critical awareness of how anthropology is related to other cognate subjects;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In lectures and tutorials students are encouraged to reflect on human cultural diversity and to compare different perspectives and methodological debates.

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral work particular attention is paid to the student’s awareness of cultural assumptions (including their own) and the ways in which these impact on an interpretation of others, as well as their awareness of different methodological approaches and debates.

Assessment of dissertations is based on the following: students are expected to provide evidence of field research, to demonstrate an awareness of the secondary literature on their research topic, and to offer a critical analysis of the topic.

In the dissertation submitted in the third year, emphasis is placed on students critically engaging with relevant anthropological debates on the basis of primary field data.

demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the potential applications of anthropological knowledge in a variety of contexts;

display an ability to describe and analyse the ways in which human beings shape and are shaped by social, cultural and environmental contexts;

display an ability to identify and question cultural assumptions;

exhibit an understanding of the social and historical processes that influence the objects of anthropological study;

demonstrate an ability interpret and analyse a variety of oral, musical, visual and textual forms.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In lectures and tutorials students are encouraged to identify different specialisms and the contribution that they make to our understanding of human cultural diversity.

The Anthropology curriculum provides students with a wide range of modules to choose from which reflect the different thematic and regional specialisms of members of staff.

At level 3 emphasis is placed on developing students’ ability to interpret anthropological texts and critically engage with anthropological debates.

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral work particular attention is paid to the student’s awareness of cultural assumptions (including their own) and the ways in which these impact on an interpretation of others, as well as their awareness of different methodological approaches and debates.

Assessment of dissertations is based on the following: students are expected to provide evidence of field research, to demonstrate an awareness of the secondary literature on their research topic, and to offer a critical analysis of the topic.

In the dissertation submitted in the third year, emphasis is placed on students critically engaging with relevant anthropological debates on the basis of primary field data.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

expertise in engaging with influential primary and secondary sources in philosophy, according to contemporary canons of academic debate and critical analysis;

a capacity for formulating clear and logical thought concerning fundamental philosophical issues and for expressing this in cogent, well-structured and intellectually rigorous essays;

an awareness of key debates arising out of philosophical inquiry, conducted in its various domains;

a familiarity with the forms, function, and development of philosophical discourse and methodology, together with an ability to analyse and utilise these;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Tutorials and seminars allow for close reading of texts in a group situation, while developing students’ ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations.

select and utilise primary quotation and secondary critical material in the formulation of an argument;

display familiarity with bibliographic convention and should be able to research, reference and present written work according to the requirements of the subject area;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

enables students to combine the knowledge and skills developed through lectures and tutorials, and to formulate, and receive feedback on, their own independent arguments.

Module and programme information and style sheets guide students in their choice of, access to, and citation of relevant secondary materials.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations.

understand how human beings are shaped by, and interact with, their social, cultural and physical environments, and an appreciation of their social, cultural and biological diversity;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Discussions in tutorials encourage students to reflect on the human social and cultural diversity.

Methods of Assessment

In written and oral work, students are expected to demonstrate a knowledge of human social and cultural differences and how they emerge and are reproduced.

formulate, investigate and discuss anthropologically informed questions and a competence in using major theoretical perspectives and concepts in anthropology and to critically asses their strengths and limitations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to make students aware of the different cultures and able to critically analyse cultural difference.

Methods of Assessment

In written and oral work, students are expected to demonstrate a knowledge of human social and cultural differences and how they emerge and are reproduced.

Engage with cultures, populations and groups different from their own, without foregoing a sense of personal judgment. An awareness of cultural assumptions, including their own, and the ways in which these impact on an interpretation of others;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Engagement with texts and class discussion to advance cultural self-awareness.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations.

critically read and interpret texts (for example: print, oral, film, multimedia) within their historical, social and theoretical contexts and acknowledge practical awareness of the strengths and limitations of ethnographic fieldwork and the different stages and requirements of carrying out an anthropological study;

analyse and recognise the politics of language, indirect forms of communication and theoretical statements, forms of power and claims of authority;

apply anthropological knowledge to a variety of practical situations, personal and professional plans, undertake and present scholarly work that demonstrates an understanding of anthropological aims, methods and theoretical considerations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Anthropology curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.

Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of human cultural diversity and different theoretical traditions.

From level 1 through to level 3 students are taught the methods of professional anthropologists.

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations.

Exhibit intellectual independence and the initiative to set tasks and solve problems Intellectual independence and the initiative to set tasks and solve problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In seminars and tutorials students are encouraged to present their own ideas and views on particular topics.

In dissertations, students are expected to formulate their own research topic and engage in independent research on it.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

manage time efficiently and effectively;

demonstrate basic word-processing and IT skills;

collate and process information from a variety of sources, including electronic media;

use libraries and online resources;

respond positively and productively to feedback on work;

think both creatively and maturely in diverse intellectual situations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class presentations and student interaction hone communication and rhetorical skills. Student centred learning situations encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form, and inter-personal skills are developed in seminars and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay writing on stylistic, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to source and collate information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources. IT courses are available through the university and can be used to develop computing skills as required. All students are required to word-process essays, thus testing their acquisition of IT skills.

display interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively in a group context;

demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations; developing skills at stage 1 through a dedicated skills module.


Exchange programmes with international universities

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations; learning portfolio and coursework projects embedded across curriculum.

For most international exchanges, students enrol on the host institution’s undergraduate programme.

understand the role and use of feedback in assessing and improving performance;

respond constructively to criticism;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students receive online feedback on their uploaded assignments and may seek further feedback in one-to-one meetings with tutors.

Engagement with Personal Tutors promotes student reflection upon academic performance. Personal Tutors also discuss career options with students; and the Schools work closely with the Careers Liaison Officer to present students with information on possible careers.

Methods of Assessment

Feedback (on the Virtual Learning Environment, on draft materials, or in class) provides students with an ongoing feedback experience throughout their degree.

Each student is allocated a Personal Tutor in stage 1 and meets with him/her throughout the duration of the degree programme.

use their knowledge in cogent, communicable ways to present arguments and clarify complex issues in both oral and written forms;

present ideas and arguments orally in both formal and informal contexts; and the capacity to sustain a reasoned line of argument in the face of others, to listen, engage in sustained debate, and amend views as necessary in the light of evidence of argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations.

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations.

reflect on intellectual and professional priorities;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

student reflection upon academic performance. Personal Tutors also discuss career options with students; and the School works closely with the Careers Liaison Officer to present students with information on possible careers.

Methods of Assessment

Each student is allocated a Personal Tutor in level 1 and meets with him/her throughout the duration of the degree programme

demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, adaptability and intercultural awareness.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Exchange programmes with international universities.

Methods of Assessment

For most international exchanges, students enrol on the host institution’s undergraduate programme.

MODULE INFORMATION

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Philosophy and The Good Life PHL1004 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
Moral Theories PHL2000 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Mind and Language PHL2026 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 55% 0% 45%
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science PHL2027 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Introductory Logic PHL1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 20% 80%
Applied Ethics PHL3064 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Practical Philosophy PHL3069 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Philosophy for Children PHL3068 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Philosophical Theology PHL3034 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Being Creative: Music Media and the Arts ESA1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 10% 70%
Philosophy and Human Nature PHL1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Knowledge and Reality PHL2001 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
History of Philosophy PHL2016 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Music and Identity in the Mediterranean ESA3012 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Remembering the Future: Violent Pasts, Loss and the Politics of Hope ANT3152 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Topics in Epistemology PHL3013 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Being Human: Evolution Culture and Society ANT1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
In Gods We Trust: The New Science of Religion ANT3150 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Modern Political Thought PAI2005 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Contemporary Political Philosophy PAI3025 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Us And them: Why do we have ingroups and outgroups? ANT1007 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Perspectives on Politics PAI1007 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
'Understanding Northern Ireland: History, Politics and Anthropology' ANT1006 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Skills in the Field: Ethnographic methods ANT2030 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Human-Animal Relations: An Anthropological Perspective ANT3027 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
Anthropology Dissertation ANT3099 3 40 YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
A World on the Move:Historical and Anthropological Approaches to Globalization ANT1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Issues in the Philosophy of Science PHL3001 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Hanging out on Street Corners: Public and applied Anthropology ANT2038 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Northern Ireland Conflict and paths to peace HAP2001 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Human Morality ANT2039 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 60% 0%
Key Debates in Anthropology ANT2022 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Politics of Performance: From Negotiation to Display ESA3002 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Apocalypse! End of the World. HAP2065 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Business Anthropology for the Digital Age ANT2036 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 35% 0% 65%

Notes

Students must take 120 credits - 6 MODULES (THREE in Semester 1 and THREE in Semester 2). Students are required to take ONE CORE Anthropology module. Students are required to take FIVE OPTIONAL modules. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“ Students are encouraged to consider enhancing their undergraduate experience by taking one of the International study options. These are: • Studying for one semester exchange at one of our partner universities in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange programme • Studying for one semester at one of our partner universities in the United States through our American student exchange programme. For further information about semester abroad opportunities, contact Advisor of Studies or happexperience@qub.ac.uk

Students must take 120 credits - 6 MODULES (THREE in Semester 1 and THREE in Semester 2). Students are required to take ONE CORE module. Students are required to take TWO OPTIONAL Anthropology modules PLUS THREE OPTIONAL Philosophy modules. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“ Students are encouraged to consider enhancing their undergraduate experience by taking one of the International study options. These are: • Studying for one semester exchange at one of our partner universities in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange programme • Studying for one semester at one of our partner universities in the United States through our American student exchange programme. For further information about semester abroad opportunities, contact Advisor of Studies or happexperience@qub.ac.uk

Students must take 120 credits - 6 MODULES (THREE in Semester 1 and THREE in Semester 2). Students are required to take: a) ANT3099– Dissertation (double weighted - Semester 1) and a further ONE module from Anthropology, PLUS THREE modules in Philosophy; OR b) PHL3099 Dissertation (double weighted – both semester) and a further ONE module in Philosophy, PLUS THREE modules from Anthropology; OR c) THREE modules from Anthropology and THREE modules from Philosophy. PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST consult their Advisor of Studies before enrolling for a Dissertation in both Joint subject areas. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“