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Description

Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives.

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.

This programme applies computer-based methods to anthropological research at a relatively advanced and creative level, usually requiring computer programming skills and/or a broad understanding of computing at the applications level. You develop the basics of research in anthropology the design, planning, implementation and analysis of anthropological research and learn to apply specialised computing methods that you develop or adapt to anthropological research and analysis.

About the School of Anthropology and Conservation

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). We maintain an active research culture, with staff working in many different parts of the world.Our regional expertise covers Europe, the Middle East, Central, Southeast and Southern Asia, 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.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Anthropology and Conservation was ranked 10th for research power and in the top 20 in the UK for research impact and research power.

An impressive 94% of our research was judged to be of international quality and the Schools environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research.

In the latest Student Barometer survey 100% of our postgraduate students were satisfied with the academic content of their course and 97% said they found their programme intellectually stimulating.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as soon as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 12890 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5250 Year (EEA)

Start date
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
  • Total Kent credits: 180
  • Total ECTS credits: 90
  • One year full-time, two years part-time
Credits 180
  • Total Kent credits: 180
  • Total ECTS credits: 90
  • One year full-time, two years part-time
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Modules
Please note that modules are subject to change. Please contact the School for more detailed information on availability.
  • Research Methods in Social Anthropology
  • Research Methods in Social Anthropology II
  • Computational Methods in Anthropology
  • Dissertation: Anthropology
  • Computing Applications
  • Contemporary Problems in Social Anthropology

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Requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in any social science field. In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies and the programme co-ordinator.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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