36 months
17400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Joint Honours Programme in Anthropology and International Relations at the Queen's University Belfast provides students with an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary cultures and politics, international affairs, societies, and conflict situations in their political, historical, social, cultural, economic and legal dimensions.

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International Relations at Queen’s is about more than just armed conflict and insurgency. It also examines such trends as globalisation and considers the challenge from the rise of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the process of European integration, humanitarian issues (such as poverty, development and refugees), and the role of the media in conflict.

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.

Career Prospects


Studying for an Anthropology and International Relations degree at Queen's University Belfast ’s will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are increasingly valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions.

Employment after the Course

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

• Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Community Work, Journalism

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Politics
  • World Politics
  • Contemporary Europe
  • 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
  • Part-time
    • 72 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
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.
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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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 £17400
  • International £17400

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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