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Anthropology and History

Queen's University Belfast

36 months
17400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
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Anthropology and History at Queen's University Belfast offers students a wide choice of modules. Courses span a long chronological period from Ancient History through to the Contemporary History of the late twentieth century. The School has specialists in ancient, medieval, early modern and modern history. 

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The modules on offer to undergraduates also cover a wide geographical area that includes Ireland, England, Scotland, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Students can choose modules that focus on gender, social and cultural history, colonial history, politics, religious and economic change.

Anthropology is the study of human diversity around the world. In studying anthropology, you will learn how different societies live together and think about such topics as family, sex, religion, art, and economics and gain skills increasingly in demand in a globalized and automated world.

Studying anthropology at Queen’s will allow you to examine some of the deepest and most pressing questions about human beings. Issues addressed in our modules include:

  • Does globalisation mean the end of cultural difference?
  • Can a post-conflict society heal?
  • How do ritual traditions, musical performances, and art shape cultural identities?
  • How do some people become willing to die for a group?


Studying for an Anthropology and History at Queen's University Belfast will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are increasingly valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Through classroom modules, optional placements and your own anthropological fieldwork, you will gain valuable skills in critical thinking, cross-cultural understanding, researching, interviewing, writing, and presenting.

Career pathways typically lead to employment in:

  • User Experience
  • Consultancy
  • Civil Service
  • Development, NGO work, International Policy, Public Sector
  • Journalism, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Community Work
  • Arts Administration, Creative Industries, Media, Performance, Heritage, Museums, Tourism
  • Market Research
  • Public and Private Sector related to Religious Negotiation, Multiculturalism/Diversity
  • Teaching in schools
  • Academic Teaching and Research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology
  • How Society Works: Key Debates in Anthropology
  • Skills in the Field: Dissertation Preparation
  • Hanging out on Street Corners: Public and Applied Anthropology
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Sex and Gender: Biology, Desire and Equality
  • Why Are Humans Violent? Understanding Violence, Conflict, and Trauma
  • Human Morality
  • Radical Musics: Understanding Sounds of Defiance across Disciplines
  • Apocalypse! The End of the World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level

BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma

  • QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade
  • RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,400
  • International £17,400

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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