M.A. Environmental Anthropology

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Application deadline: as early as possible
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 90 ECTS
180
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Our regional expertise covers Western and Southeast Europe, Europe, the Middle East, Central South East and Southern, Central and South America, Amazonia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Polynesia. Specialisation in biological anthropology includes forensics and paleopathology, osteology, evolutionary psychology and the evolutionary ecology and behaviour of great apes.

Higher degrees in anthropology create opportunities in many employment sectors including academia, the civil service and non-governmental organisations through work in areas such as human rights, journalism, documentary film making, environmental conservation and international finance. An anthropology degree also develops interpersonal and intercultural skills, which make our graduates highly desirable in any profession that involves working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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Programme structure All of our Anthropology Masters programmes are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as having research training status, so successful completion of these courses is sufficient preparation for research in the various fields of social anthropology. Many of our students go on to do PhD research. Others use their Masters qualification in employment ranging from research in government departments to teaching to consultancy work overseas. Please note that modules are subject to change. Please contact the School for more detailed information on availability.

This programme offers you the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of how different societies are influenced by the environment and manage natural resources and hazards, in relation to issues in human ecology, biodiversity management, sustainable development, environmental change and the practical applications of such knowledge.

As a graduate of this programme, you will have a range of both practical and evaluative skills, and experience of conducting empirical or other applied research. This allows you to pursue work as a researcher and will inform whatever position you take up in the future.

It is expected that such work might be undertaken in conjunction with a range of organisations including national or international environmental bodies, governmental departments and nongovernmental organisations.

Requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or other associated fields, including environmental studies.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: 75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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