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Anthropology

This Postgraduate Diploma has been designed to provide students with a general knowledge of the principles and methods of Anthropology.

What is Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of human similarity and human difference, it looks at the building blocks of human society and culture, studying the value and meaning of human life from the grassroots up on a local and global platform.

Ethnomusicology (study of world music's) can be studies as part of Anthropology. Queen's has a dedicated Performance Room with musical instruments from around the world.

Anthropology highlights

Anthropology is ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018) and 1st in relation to research intensity (Research Excellence Framework 2014). With 92% for overall satisfaction! Resulting in it being 4th in the Russell Group

Career Development

•This PgDip enables students to both deepen their general anthropological knowledge, specialise through one of our subject strands, and develop their own research project.

•Graduates have pursued careers in a wide range of fields, such as research (academic and non-academic), teaching, music therapy, consultancy, development and charity work, museum and heritage posts, journalism and radio broadcasting. Among those who have pursued academic careers, not all have done so within anthropology - several have taken posts in related disciplines. Others have found positions within governmental and non-governmental organisations abroad.

World Class Facilities
•Students will benefit from the work carried out in the Institute of Cognition and Culture (ICC) which is one of the world's first centres for research in cognition and culture. This is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field in which scholars seek to explain patterns of cultural stability and variation utilising theories and methods of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences.

Student Experience
•A unique feature of Anthropology at Queens University is the study of Ethnomusicology, which is the anthropology of music.

•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.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements

Graduate
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in an appropriate subject (excluding Anthropology) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

International Students

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).

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

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.

Duration

1 year (Full Time)
3 years (Part Time)

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects

Introduction
Graduates have pursued careers in a wide range of fields, such as research (academic and non-academic), teaching, music therapy, consultancy, development and charity work, museum and heritage posts, journalism and radio broadcasting. Among those who have pursued academic careers, not all have done so within anthropology - several have taken posts in related disciplines. Others have found positions within governmental and non-governmental organisations abroad.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Subjects taught

Core Modules (Autumn)
ANT7008 – Anthropological Perspective
ANT7009 - Anthropology: Ethnography and Evolutions
HAP7001 - Approaches to Research Design

Core Modules (Spring)
ANT7007 Advanced Anthropological Methods
ANT7053 - MA Specialisation
ANT7052 - Negotiated Topic

The PgDip in Anthropology is taught within five different research platforms as listed below. The PgDip consists of six taught modules:

* Anthropology of Conflict
* Anthropology of Ireland
* Cognition and Culture
* Ethnomusicology
* Social Anthropology

Depending on the specialism chosen, students take a combination of compulsory and optional modules.

Students also participate in the weekly Anthropology Postgraduate Seminar were MA/PgDip/PhD students present their on-going research and in addition attend the weekly Anthropology Research Seminar where established academics discuss their work. Students also have the option to audit an undergraduate module and participate in various music ensembles.

Elective Modules
Students may take either:

* ANT7052 Negotiated Topic (Spring Semester) OR another MA optional course offered by the AHSS Faculty

* ANT7052

Assessment method

Assessment
Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:
Assessed essays
Dissertation

Application date

How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year 2020

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