M.A. Social Anthropology

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17490 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP8295 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, United Kingdom
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology teaches the discipline of Social Anthropology with special reference to the societies and cultures of Asia and Africa, both past and present. The emphasis given to particular regions and approaches varies with current trends in the discipline and contemporary global developments.

Description

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The programme is designed on a modular basis offering different pathways to suit, broadly, three categories of students: Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist topics and/or more regional and language-based study Students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to acquire a broad knowledge of the discipline Students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to take the degree as a conversion course before proceeding to a research degree in anthropology

Students come to the course from all over the world, following BA study, work and travel experience or after long careers in other fields.Many of our students have not previously trained as anthropologists. This combination of diverse experience and skills makes for an intellectually exciting atmosphere for both teachers and students.The MA degree programme in Social Anthropology is designed on a modular basis offering different pathways to suit, broadly, three categories of student:
  • Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist topics and/or more regional and language-based study;
  • Students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to acquire a broad knowledge of the discipline;
  • Students with little or no previous knowledge of social anthropology wishing to take the degree as a conversion course before proceeding to a research degree in anthropology, who are required to pass all the examinations with appropriately high marks.
Students take three taught courses and complete a 10,000 word dissertation.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP17490 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP8295 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Part-time 2 YearsUK/EU Students:£4,148Overseas Students:£8,745Part-time 3 YearsUK/EU Students:£2,765Overseas Students:£5,830
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

The programme consists of four units in total: three units of examined courses and a one unit dissertation of 10,000 words.

Core Courses:

  • Comparative Studies of Society and Culture
  • Dissertation in Anthropology and Sociology

This is a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic agreed with the Programme Convenor of the MA Social Anthropology and the candidate’s supervisor.

  • Additionally all MA Anthropology students 'audit' the course Ethnographic Research Methods during term 1 - this will not count towards your 4 units.

Foundation Course:

  • Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology

This is compulsory only for students without a previous anthropology degree.

Option Courses:

  • The remaining unit(s) of your programme, either 1 unit of option courses (if taking Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology) or 2 units (if exempted from Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology), may then be selected from the Option Courses list below.
  • Your 1 or 2 total units may be made up of any combination of 0.5 or 1 unit option courses.
  • Alternatively, one language course may be taken from the Faculty of Languages and Cultures.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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United Kingdom SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.