Anthropological Research, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17000
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
The University of Manchester ,
This programme is designed to prepare students to carry out doctoral level research. To this end, it provides training in a wide range of research methods and show students how to develop a substantive research topic in a theoretically and methodologically informed way.
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About

Although primarily intended as preliminary to doctoral research, the MA Anthropological Research programme is also available as a stand-alone taught MA degree for people who wish to improve their social research skills and gain an in-depth understanding of ethnographic methods and approaches.

Students on the MA Anthropological Research work closely with an expert supervisor in Social Anthropology, with further guidance from a second supervisor. All students attend the following core course units: Issues in Ethnographic Research I and II, Postgraduate Research Seminar, Independent Theoretical and Ethnographic Analysis I, and Introduction to Quantitative Methods. In consultation with their supervisor they also select three short, 5-credit modules in qualitative or quantitative research methods. Computer training is also available. Students then select two specialist course units, of which one must be within Social Anthropology (options vary from year to year) and one may be elsewhere in the University.

Career opportunities

In keeping with the main purpose of the MAAR as a research-training masters, many graduates successfully proceed to undertake PhD studies, whether in Manchester or elsewhere. The MAAR is also an excellent programme in which to acquire skills in social research methods, especially the ethnographic methods that are fast becoming popular in the business, voluntary and educational sectors as a way to find out about how people engage with their everyday worlds.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Theoretical & Ethnographic Analysis I 
  • Independent Theoretical Ethnographic Analysis II
  • Issues in Ethnographic Research I 
  • Issues in Ethnographic Research II 
  • PG Research Seminar 
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods 
  • Archival Research
  • Biography and life-history in the social sciences 
  • Interviewing Activists 
  • Medical Anthropology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Minimum UK 2:1 (=60%, or overseas equivalent) in social anthropology or in a degree where social anthropology formed a major component.

English language

IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0

TOEFL IBT - overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.

TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17000 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA
MA (part-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): £4,500 
  • International students (per annum): £8,500

Funding

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