Application deadline: None - rolling admissions
Tuition fee:
  • € 11,641 / Year (EEA)
  • € 18,005 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Studying at LSE

This programme is based in the Department of Anthropology| and offers the following benefits:

* The very strong tradition of fieldwork-based research within the Department directly informs and enhances teaching.
* The MSc is an excellent and intensive introduction to the discipline of anthropology.
* The programme is an ideal preparation for research work in anthropology and related fields, and many graduates go on to complete PhDs.
* Previous graduates have found employment in national and international organisations and agencies, including those concerned with development.

About the MSc programme

This programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in any discipline, including those who may have studied anthropology within the context of a more general degree. It will prepare you for research work or provide a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the subject if you plan a career which may benefit from an education in social anthropology.

You take a compulsory core course, a choice of options to the value of two full units, and complete an essay (dissertation) to be submitted by early September.


Compulsory courses

* Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography
* Dissertation

Options 1

(* half unit)

Choose courses to the value of one unit from the following:

* The Anthropology of Religion
* The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender
* Anthropology of Politics*
* Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange*
* Anthropology of Economy (2): Development, Transformation and Globalisation*

Options 2

Choose courses to the value of one unit from the following:

* An additional unit from the options listed under options 1 above
* The Anthropology of Christianity*
* The Anthropology of South-East Asia*
* The Anthropology of Industrialisation and Industrial Life*
* The Anthropology of Melanesia*
* The Anthropology of South Asia*
* The Anthropology of Southern Africa*
* The Anthropology of Development*
* Anthropology of Learning and Cognition
* Law in Society: a Joint Course in Anthropology and Law
* Anthropology and Human Rights*
* Investigating the Philippines: New Approaches and Ethnographic Contexts*
* China in Comparative Perspective
* The Anthropology of India*
* Children and Youth in Contemporary Ethnography*
* Anthropology and Media*
* Anthropological Approaches to Questions of Being*
* The Anthropology of Post-Soviet Eurasia*
* The Anthropology of Borders and Boundaries*
* Ethnography of a Selected Region*
* Medical Anthropology*

Please note that only a limited selection of the optional courses will be available each year. Of these, some will be on anthropological themes and some will be on ethnographic regions; when you are offered a place you will be advised about availability for your year of study.


Minimum entry requirement:

* 2:1 in any discipline

English requirement:

* TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 603 in the paper test, 250 in the computer-based test or 100 in the internet based test.
* IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5.
* LSE Language Test with a minimum score of 65

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)


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