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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

The Institute of Cognition and Culture (ICC) is one of the world's first centres for research in the cognitive science of culture. This is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field in which scholars seek to explain patterns of cultural stability and variation utilising theories and methods of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences.

We offer a unique programme of Doctoral research that is based on the recognition of a need to cross traditional disciplinary divisions in the scientific study of cultural phenomena. Our training in a wide range of research methods and theoretical approaches equips students for rigorous scientific investigation, enabling them to generate significant discoveries that are of relevance to potentially many diverse fields of academic scholarship on cognition and culture.

This is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field in which you’ll seek to explain cultural patterns using the cognitive and evolutionary sciences. We recognise the need to cross traditional disciplinary divisions in the scientific study of cultural phenomena, covering topics including religious beliefs and ritual actions, secularism and atheism, social cognition and agency.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS: There is significant flexibility regarding start dates for postgraduate research programmes, subject to prior agreement with primary supervisor. Candidates should contact Admissions should they wish to revise their PhD programme start date.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 85 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated welcome service, an orientation programme (five days in September and four days in January), and events.

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