Masters in Anthropology

The field of anthropology is also known as the scientific are of humanity studies and explores similarities and divergence between human beings and animals. Moreover, anthropology deals with the origins, biologic features, social and physical factors, as well as cultural characteristics of human beings.Anthropology has four sub-disciplines: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and cultural anthropology. Despite many similarities between each sub-discipline, the different analysis, techniques and models are used. Cognitive science, ethnic studies and global studies were derived from anthropology as additional disciplines. Anthropology tends to be highly empirical and basically focuses on holistic phenomena. The field also pays a huge attention to cultural aspects and ethnographic research. Graduates can work as university teachers, community development workers, journalists, social workers, human resources managers, race relations workers, international organization administrators, charity officers, museum education officers and etc.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Anthropology Anthropology
  • Dec 2015
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The Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Anthropology is offered under Plan 1 (thesis), subject to prior approval by a Committee of Studies in the appropriate concentration and Plan II according to the requirements specified earlier in the catalogue. No more than 8 hours of problems courses and no more than 6 hours of field courses may be applied toward the degree under Plan II.

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Anthropology Anthropology
  • Dec 2015
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The Department of Anthropology at UCSB is a medium-sized department with excellent faculty, high national visibility and a reputation for a first-rate graduate program. Each student contracts a unique course of study and research directed towards the understanding of human culture, past and present.

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Visual Anthropology Visual Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,540 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Visual Anthropology is designed for those with a background in anthropology who want to continue their studies through a unique combination of theory and visual practice.

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Indigenous Studies (MIndS) Indigenous Studies (MIndS)
  • Feb 2016
  • International € 16,230 per year
  • 12 months

Te Tumu, along with other participating departments offers students the option of a taught masters programme - Master of Indigenous Studies (MIndS). The programme consists of one core paper; two elective papers and one research report. The degree can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

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Anthropology (MA, MSc, PhD) Anthropology (MA, MSc, PhD)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives.

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Biological Anthropology Biological Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,500 per year
  • 12 months

Biological Anthropology is the study of evolution and variation in human populations and of the interactions between human biology and environment. This combines the School’s international reputation for anthropology, archaeology and biology, specifically including study in primatology, evolutionary anthropology, human osteology, and human variation.

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Techno-Anthropology Techno-Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 8,600 per year
  • 24 months

The masters programme in Techno-Anthropology combines competence in carrying out anthropological studies of techno-science cultures with technological insight. You deal with collaboration between technical experts in different settings and other stakeholder groups, e.g. consultancy firms, R&D departments at multinational companies, advisory bodies, international organisations, public institutions, think tanks, NGOs, or universities.

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Forensic Osteology Forensic Osteology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,500 per year
  • 12 months

This forensic osteology course is concerned with the application of biological anthropological techniques to the analysis of human skeletal remains within a legal context and provides a vital suite of expertise and skills that can be applied to answer both modern and archaeological questions.

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Environmental Anthropology (MA, MSc) Environmental Anthropology (MA, MSc)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives.

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Sociology and Social Anthropology Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 11,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 11,000 per year
  • 24 months

This is an innovative and interdisciplinary program that focuses on the relationship between global processes and cities, particularly on how political, economic and social structures interact on the urban, local and global scale. Students may specialize in urban and global studies.

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Social Anthropology Social Anthropology
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 14,438 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 21,068 per year
  • 21 months

This MSc to provide a strong background in analytical and methodological issues in Social Anthropology, and practice in the critical evaluation of its sources, both in the library and in the context of fieldwork;

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Sociology and Social Anthropology Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 11,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 11,000 per year
  • 12 months

This program aims to broaden students’ knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of social structures and processes in a historical-comparative framework. Coursework includes social theory, migration, religion, ethnicity, cultural policies, social movements, globalization, modernity, urban development, and state research.

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