M.A. Social Anthropology

The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The MSc/Diploma in Social Anthropology offers an intensive introduction to contemporary social anthropology. It is primarily intended for graduates with little or no previous training in anthropology; these may be either students contemplating future doctoral research in the subject or students who wish to acquire anthropological expertise to supplement their existing range of professional skills.

Description

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Whether your aim is to explore the possibilities of doctoral research or add anthropological expertise to your existing professional skills, this degree offers an intensive introduction to social anthropology.

We provide a programme of study that will enable you to engage reflexively with the particularities of your own cultural and social context as well as with the possibilities inherent in cross-cultural comparison.

Working within a rich and active research culture, we shall explore the distinctive nature of social anthropology and its contribution to a critical and informed understanding of the contemporary world a world reflected in the diversity of our students and the wide variety of our research/ teaching interests.

Courses range from those offering an overview of theories and theorists to those examining specific issues such as kinship, gender, development and religion.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

The programme will be delivered through lectures, seminars, group work and guided independent study. You will complete four compulsory courses and two optional courses over two semesters, after which you will work towards an independently researched dissertation.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

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Requirements

The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2:1 or its international equivalent.

An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application. References are not required upon initial application but may be requested at a later stage in the application process.

Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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