The programme is an excellent and intensive introduction to the discipline of social anthropology.
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.
The programme offers the following benefits:
Teaching is directly informed and enhanced by the very strong tradition of fieldwork-based research within the LSE Department of Anthropology.
We offer a full academic tutorial system, which means that students on this MSc benefit from direct and sustained contact with members of staff.
Students 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. Please visit lse.ac.uk/sa for further information on the programme content.
Scheduled teaching normally includes three hours of lectures and three hours of seminars per week (depending on options selected), supplemented by regular academic tutorials.
Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography examines the relationship between theory and ethnography in modern social and cultural anthropology.
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two full units from a range of options.
Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.
The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.
The programme is an ideal preparation for research work in anthropology and related fields.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
No work experience is required.
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