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About the course

This MA 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.

Course Details

The MA in Anthropology is taught within five different research platforms as listed below. The MA consists of six taught modules and a dissertation (which is triple-weighted):

  • Anthropology of Conflict
  • Anthropology of Ireland
  • Cognition and

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, including Anthropology, Sociology and Cultural Studies or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Other subjects, such as Music, Geography, Psychology, Irish Studies, History and Languages may also be considered, depending on the completed undergraduate programme.

Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree in one of the disciplines specified above or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, who can demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants may be required to submit a piece of written work in support of their application.


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