Anthropology at Queen’s is internationally renowned and has a vibrant community of postgraduate research students. Our current doctoral students work in a range of different areas, including ethnomusicology, the anthropology of dance, the anthropology of conflict, the anthropology of migration, and the anthropology of Ireland.
Anthropology staff at Queen’s have research expertise in a number of other areas, including cognitive anthropology, religion, the anthropology of emotions, human-animal relations, indigenous studies, and business anthropology.
We would welcome inquiries about doctoral research in all these areas.
Our doctoral researchers benefit from a range of collaborations with research institutes both in QUB and internationally. Anthropology has a number of collaborative research initiatives with the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's and with the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
The PhD programme is designed to provide training in the methods of independent research and will provide students with a professional credential at the highest level. The research involves substantial original research, normally including ethnographic fieldwork of 12 months.
The Anthropology postgraduate community organize weekly postgraduate seminars, organize workshops, and, along with academic staff, participate regularly in research seminars.
Our programme offers opportunities to attend conferences and publish in the Irish Journal of Anthropology.
As part of the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership there are opportunities for co-supervised doctoral work with staff from Durham, Newcastle and other partner institutions.