Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14100
    Tuition (Year)
    7300
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Anyone interested in psychological processes, feeling and expression, memory and trauma, culture and personality, will have asked themselves questions of this kind. However, they are less likely to have asked themselves how (or if) we can recognise and analyse different emotions in other cultural settings.

About

In this new MSc degree, the first of its kind anywhere in Europe, we tackle these and other issues from an anthropological perspective, looking at the social and cultural dimensions of human experience.

By engaging with debates on these important topics and through the examination of world ethnography (including the UK), participants will learn about selfhood, emotion, madness and identity in cultural context.

Anthropology at Brunel is well-known for its focus on ethnographic fieldwork: as well as undertaking rigorous intellectual training, all our students are expected to get out of the library and undertake their own, original research – whether in the UK or overseas – and to present their findings in a dissertation. Students take this opportunity to travel to a wide variety of locations across the world.
Aims
  • This MSc gives candidates a solid grounding in key topics in psychological and psychiatric anthropology.
  • Through detailed consideration of cases from Britain and around the world, we explore the ways in which person, emotion, and subjectivity are shaped through cultural practices.
  • Candidates from backgrounds in health, therapy, social work and psychology will be able to challenge the categories and assumptions inherent in standard approaches to psychological and behavioural issues.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Compulsory Reading Module: Political and Economic Issues in Anthropology
  • Compulsory Reading Module: Contemporary Anthropological Theory
  • Dissertation in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Research Methods 1
  • Ethnographic Research Methods 2
  • Themes in Psychiatric Anthropology
  • Themes in Psychological Anthropology
  • Anthropology of the Body
  • Anthropology of the Person
  • Kinship, Sex and Gender
  • The Anthropology of Childhood
  • The Anthropology of Youth
  • The Anthropology of Global Health
  • Applied Medical Anthropology in the arena of Global Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 30 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A UK first or second class Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification.
  • Applicants with other degrees that have relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Applicants will be interviewed either in person or by telephone.
English Requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14100 International
  • GBP 7300 EU/EEA

UK/EU students: £7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time

International students: £14,100 full-time; £7,050 part-time

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