Research course


Queen's University Belfast · Anthropological Studies

Entry requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD/MPhil programme is designed to provide training in the methods of independent research and will provide the student with a professional credential at the highest level. The research normally will be based upon an analysis of original field research materials.

Research Strengths

  • Globalisation, Cosmopolitanism and Musical Hybridity
  • Music, Sound and Emotions
  • Musical Tradition and Modernity
  • Performance, Identity and Gender
  • Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Popular Music
  • Ritual Music and Religion
  • Urban Ethnomusicology
  • Web Cultures and Hypermedia

Department specialisms

The Anthropology research cluster provides each research student with a first and second supervisor, and supplies addtional training through postgraduate and qualitative research methods seminars. Further information can be found in the PG prospectus.

Information for international students

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

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.

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.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see:

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found here.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Maruska Svasek
028 9097 3879
+44 (0)28 9097 3440