M.Sc. Anthropology and Development

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP19344 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP12504 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 programme will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology.

Description

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This programme is offered by the Department of Anthropology with the assistance of the Department of International Development and offers the following benefits:

  • Both the Department of Anthropology and the Department of International Development have a strongly international character, and are situated in the only institution devoted solely to the social sciences in the UK.

  • The strong tradition of empirical research within both departments directly informs and enhances the teaching on the programme.

  • The programme offers an excellent and intensive introduction to the disciplines of social anthropology and international development.

The programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in any discipline who can demonstrate a genuine interest in anthropology and development.

Programme details

The programme will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology. Though the programme is not a course in 'applied anthropology', it will be invaluable if you are planning a career in development work. The programme also provides a good foundation for anthropological research on problems connected with development.

Scheduled teaching normally includes three hours of lectures and three hours of seminars per week (depending on options selected), supplemented by regular academic tutorials.

You take compulsory core courses to the value of two units, one each in anthropology and in international development. You take further courses to the value of one full unit, and complete a dissertation to be submitted by early September.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP19344 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP12504 per year ( EEA

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

    )
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Courses:

  • Anthropology of Development

  • Anthropology of Economy: Production and Exchange

  • Anthropology of Economy : Development, Transformation and Globalisation

  • Development: History, Theory and Policy

  • Key Issues in Development Studies

  • Dissertation.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree in any discipline, with genuine interest in anthropology and development, and in possible areas of overlap between the two

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • 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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