|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014, September 2015|
|Credits:|| 90 ECTS |
* Total Kent credits: MA 180; MSc 180
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|More information:||Go to university website|
|Duration part-time:||24 months|
Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives.
Kent has pioneered the social anthropological study of Europe, Latin America, Melanesia, and Central and Southeast Asia, the use of computers in anthropological research, and environmental anthropology in its widest sense (including ethnobiology and ethnobotany). It maintains an active research culture, with staff working in many different parts of the world.
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.
All of our Anthropology Master’s 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 Master’s 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.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
SE801 - Theory and Ethnography in Social AnthropologyI
SE802 - Research Methods in Social Anthropology
SE806 - Research Methods in Social Anthropology II
SE831 - Environmental Anthropology
SE832 - Ethnobiological Knowledge Systems
SE854 - Lowland South American Anthropology
SE859 - Visual Anthropology Theory
SE861 - The Ethnography of Central Asian Societies
SE862 - The Anthropology of Eating
SE864 - Medical Anthropology
SE865 - Ethnography of the Pacific
SO819 - FRTP Module 4
SE807 - Contemporary Ethnography in Environmental Anthropology
DI875 - Principles and Practice of Ecotourism
DI880 - Conservation and Community Development
SA806 - Social Science Perspectives on Environmental Issues
SE803 - Ethnicity Nationalism & Identity I
SE805 - Theory and Ethnography in Social Anthropology II
SE840 - Contemporary Issues in Ethnobotany
SE853 - Theory And Practice In Development Anthropology
SO816 - FRTP Module 1
SE838 - Dissertation: Environmental Anthropology
SE863 - Advanced Topics in Medicinal Plants
DI841 - Managing Protected Areas
DI871 - International Wildlife Trade - Achieving Sustainability
DI881 - Advanced Topics in Conservation Ecology and Management
DI888 - Economics of Biodiversity Conservation
SA803 - Politics and Sociology of the Environment
Assessment is by written reports, oral presentations, written student feedback forms and the dissertation.
This programme aims to:
Knowledge and understanding
You will gain knowledge and understanding of:
You develop intellectual skills in:
You gain subject-specific skills in:
You will gain the following transferable skills:
A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or other associated fields, including environmental studies.
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|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
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