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Our School is highly inter-disciplinary and our postgraduate students can benefit from a wide variety of expertise not only in the traditional fields of social anthropology but also in areas such as environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, conservation biology, biodiversity management, environmental law and, in particular, computing applications for anthropology. The School also houses the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) under its Director, Dr. Michael Fischer. Thanks to the Centre the School is one of the world's leading institutions in the field of the application of computing techniques to anthropology.
The aim of the MA in Social Anthropology with Computing is to prepare you to apply appropriate computer-based methods to anthropological research at a relatively advanced and creative level. You will develop a research perspective in social anthropology - the design, planning, implementation and analysis of anthropological research - and apply specialised computing methods to anthropological research and analysis.
Qualifications available are:
* Postgraduate Diploma in Social Anthropology and Computing (nine month taught course)
* MA in Social Anthropology and Computing (Taught) (nine month taught course plus three month project)
Each student is assigned a supervisor at the beginning of the year whom they are expected to meet regularly. These meetings offer students the opportunity to discuss the assignments which they are required to undertake for evaluation of their progress. Postgraduate students are required to write seven essays for evaluation. MA students write a 10,000 word dissertation in addition to their essays.(Note: Students registered for the Diploma attend the same courses as the MA students. If, on completion of their assignments, they have achieved a sufficiently high overall mark, they are given the option of proceeding to the writing of a dissertation.)
The following Master's programmes are recognised by the 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 do, in fact, go on to do MPhil and PhD research. Others use their Master's qualification in employment ranging from research in government departments to teaching to consultancy work overseas.
Postgraduate Diploma students may study the same course content as MA and MSc students on the respective programmes, but diploma programmes run for nine months full-time and are assessed by essays and course participation alone. Diploma students who successfully complete the coursework may, on application, be accepted onto the research and dissertation module which leads to the award of MA or MSc.
For the taught MA:
* A good honours degree in social anthropology or joint honours anthropology and another discipline or the equivalent
* An Undergraduate University Diploma indicating good performance in anthropology courses taken over a year
For the Postgraduate Diploma:
* An honours degree in anthropology of at least 2:2 or equivalent
University Academic School and Centre Scholarships
All University Academic Schools and Centres offer scholarships for postgraduate study. These vary from a one-off payment of a few hundred pounds to tuition fees at the home rate and/or maintenance payments at the same rate as the Research Councils.
* American Studies
* Anthropology and Conservation
* Brussels School of International Studies
* Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE)
* Engineering and Digital Arts
* European Culture and Languages
* Kent Business School
* Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
* Medieval and Early Modern Studies
* Music and Audio
* Politics and International Relations
* Physical Sciences
* Professional Practice
* Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
* Sport and Exercise Sciences
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