At Queens, we aim to deliver a high-quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support, to enable you to achieve your full academic potential.
On the BA in Social Anthropology we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course:
Degree Plus and other related initiatives: Recognising student diversity, as well as promoting employability enhancements and other interests, is part of the developmental experience at Queens. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own, personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queens Certificates, placements and other work experiences (at home or overseas), Erasmus study options elsewhere in Europe, learning development opportunities and involvement in wider university life through activities, such as clubs, societies, and sports.
Queens actively encourages this type of activity by offering students an additional qualification, the Degree Plus Award (and the related Researcher Plus Award for PhD and MPhil students). Degree Plus accredits wider experiential and skill development gained through extra-curricular activities that promote the enhancement of academic, career management, personal and employability skills in a variety of contexts. As part of the Award, students are also trained on how to reflect on the experience(s) and make the link between academic achievement, extracurricular activities, transferable skills and graduate employment. Participating students will also be trained in how to reflect on their skills and experiences and can gain an understanding of how to articulate the significance of these to others, e.g. employers.
Overall, these initiatives, and Degree Plus in particular, reward the energy, drive, determination and enthusiasm shown by students engaging in activities over-and-above the requirements of their academic studies. These qualities are amongst those valued highly by graduate employers.
Our graduates have found our degree life-enhancing and intellectually challenging. It has given them a good grounding in a multitude of workplaces, and is attractive to employers as it indicates an ability to closely analyse cultural and social issues and develop coherent arguments in written and verbal form. Moreover, the subject matter studied in pursuit of an anthropology degree is invariably related to a wide range of contemporary issues, and shows that social, political and economic processes developing in the present need be understood in a proper cross-cultural perspective.
Employers of all kinds wish to employ the social anthropology graduates who have developed their employability skills and have sought work experience beyond the university. There is an awareness throughout the School of History and Anthropology that students need every opportunity to engage with employability issues, and we work very closely with the Careers Service in order to achieve this.
Graduates from this degree at Queens are thus well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including Social Anthropology.
Although the majority of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in Social and Community Development work, significant numbers develop careers in a wide range of other sectors. The following is a list of the major career sectors (and some starting salaries) that have attracted our graduates in recent years:
Employer Links Consultations: We regularly consult and develop links with a large number of employers via the School of History and Anthropologys Employers Forum. Members of this forum include senior figures from: the Northern Ireland Civil Service; PricewaterhouseCoopers; the British Council; Bank of Ireland; Chambre Public Affairs; and from the NGO sector such as Arts Care and the NI Institute for Conflict Research.
England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
The following modules are offered in first year:
Years 2 and 3
In second and third year the combinations of compulsory and optional modules vary according to the degree of specialisation in Social Anthropology. Note: Only some of the modules are available each year.
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Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5
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BA Joint Requirements
For BA Joint Honours the requirements are stated separately under each programme.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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