Study Anthropology in United Kingdom

Study Anthropology in United Kingdom

Studying Anthropology

Anthropology derives from social sciences and it studies all social aspects of the human being, as a species, especially from a biological, linguistic and cultural point of view. Research and education are two of the most popular fields that anthropologists prefer after graduation.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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112 Anthropology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Social Anthropology with Geography

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Social Anthropology with Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology (PgDip/ MSc By Research)

This MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology (PgDip/ MSc By Research) course from Cranfield University is designed to give a broad introduction to the subject, rapidly advancing into the understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest methodologies. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce forensic experts capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.

Defence and Security
M.A. Classical Studies and Social Anthropology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classical Studies and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Poverty and Development

Gain a solid grounding in the concepts and skills needed to engage in debates on poverty and development. You’ll become familiar with the main theories of development and poverty reduction in development.

M.A. Geography with Social Anthropology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography with Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. Medical Anthropology

The one-year M.Sc. degree in Medical Anthropology combines social and bio-anthropological approaches to the study of health and healing in diverse societies and cultures throughout the world.

Social Sciences
M.Phil. Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology

The MPhil acts as a terminal degree but will also prepare you for doctoral research by introducing a wide range of theories and perspectives on museum anthropology, visual anthropology, and material culture theory, as well as practical field- and museum-based research methodologies.

M.Sc. Medical Anthropology

Our degree offers a unique opportunity to learn about anthropological approaches to the study of health drawing on both sociocultural and evolutionary perspectives. 

Department of Anthropology
M.A. Anthropology of Media

The MA in Anthropology of Media at SOAS takes up the challenge of understanding how and why media matter. The programme uniquely combines anthropology, media and cultural studies with specific regional expertise in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It provides students with critical skills, research methods, a wide-ranging understanding of media and the opportunity to pursue original research projects.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Design and Culture

This Design and Culture programme at Loughborough University London will provide you with concepts and skills for undertaking ethnographic research for completion of design projects. These skills can be applied and developed in both the interdisciplinary and international design projects that provide the core of the programme.

Institute for Design Innovation
M.A. Social Anthropology

The Social Anthropology programme from the University of Kent is designed as an advanced course in social anthropology and is for students who have already studied anthropology either as a degree course or as part of a degree course at undergraduate level.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
M.A. Social Anthropology and Social Policy

Social anthropology is the comparative study of human behaviour and ideas in their social contexts. Societies around the world vary enormously in their social, cultural, religious, and political forms, and their individual members also display a corresponding diversity of ideas and behaviour.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Research Methods (Anthropology)

This Economic and Social Research Council approved MA provides training in research methods with a focus on methods used by researchers in anthropology. At the end of this course you will have the skills to go on to do research in Anthropology or a related discipline. 

Department of Anthropology
M.A. Social Anthropology and Conflict

The Social Anthropology and Conflict programme from the University of Kent is grounded in the study of social anthropology, but offers students an in-depth exploration of conflict and violence between and within human communities. Studies include aspects of organised crime, land ownership conflict, war, post-conflict reconstruction and community divisions. It is particularly appropriate for students who want to make the world a better place by understanding and addressing the roots of human suffering.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
M.A. Applied Anthropology & Community and Youth Work (with professional validation) MA

How can the theoretical concepts and the research methods of anthropology enrich your understanding of the contexts of community and youth work and enhance your effectiveness as a community and youth worker? Do you need professional validation to further your career in community and youth work? What relevance does global inequality have to community and youth work in the 21st century? What is the relevance of class, gender, race and ethnicity to community and youth work? What is the meaning of community?

Department of Social, Therapeutic & Community Studies
M.A. Social Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology teaches the discipline of Social Anthropology with special reference to the societies and cultures of Asia and Africa, both past and present. Students come to the Social Anthropology course at SOAS University of London from all over the world, following BA study, work and travel experience or after long careers in other fields.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Master Oriental Studies

The MSt in Oriental Studies at Oxford aims to provide tailor-made courses for training graduate students at the beginning of their research in different areas of Oriental studies.

M.A. Social Anthropology

Social anthropology is the comparative study of human behaviour and ideas in their social contexts. Societies around the world vary enormously in their social, cultural, religious, and political forms, and their individual members also display a corresponding diversity of ideas and behaviour.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Anthropological Research

This programme is designed to prepare students to carry out doctoral level research. To this end, it provides training in a wide range of research methods and show students how to develop a substantive research topic in a theoretically and methodologically informed way.

School of Social Sciences
M.Res. Social Anthropology

The MRes in Social Anthropology provides training in research methods combined with work on a specific anthropological research project. It is a one-year programme of rigorous training in research issues and methods featuring guidance in and production of a substantial research project proposal, plus 15,000-word independently researched dissertation (thesis).

M.Sc. Medical Anthropology

Brunel was the first university in Europe to establish a Master's degree in Medical Anthropology. Since then we have continued to develop our programme to reflect the changing world in which we live. In short, Medical Anthropology can be described as the study of cultural beliefs and practices associated with the origin, recognition and management of health and illness in different social and cul

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Ethnobotany

The Ethnobotany programme from the University of Kent combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and sociocultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science, environmental law and biodiversity management. It also covers plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies

This interdisciplinary MA explores the processes through which actors have attempted to define and build peace in areas affected by war and violence, particularly since the end of the Cold War. Drawing on expertise from the fields of history, politics, anthropology and the arts, this newly revamped course will offer students the opportunity to engage with conflict management, conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peacebuilding and statebuilding theories and practices.

M.Res. Social Anthropology

The Social Anthropology MRes is a taught postgraduate degree that provides high quality training in anthropology and anthropological research.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Social Anthropology with Development

Social anthropology is the comparative study of human behaviour and ideas in their social contexts. Societies around the world vary enormously in their social, cultural, religious, and political forms, and their individual members also display a corresponding diversity of ideas and behaviour.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Geography and Social Anthropology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Visual Anthropology

Our masters, MPhil and PhD programmes combine anthropology with training in film-making and editing, visual methods, photography sensory ethnography and sound. Students are provided with professional equipment and supported by an internationally renowned staff comprising the largest visual anthropology faculty in Europe.

School of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education

The Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education MSc was the first degree of its kind in the world when it was established and is still unique in its thoroughgoing anthropological perspective on what it is to be a child or to be young.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.Phil. Modern Middle Eastern Studies

The MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies is a two-year course intended for students from all social science and humanities backgrounds. The course provides intensive training in a Middle Eastern language, training in research methods and topics relevant to the study of the Middle East.

M.A. Anthropology and Cultural Politics

The MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics is an interdisciplinary programme in anthropology, directed at students from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social and political sciences, artists, and professionals in the media and cultural sectors.

Department of Anthropology
M.Sc. Violence, Conflict and Development

The Violence, Conflict and Development programme from SOAS University of London attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
M.Phil. Social Anthropology

This MSc to provide a strong background in analytical and methodological issues in Social Anthropology, and practice in the critical evaluation of its sources, both in the library and in the context of fieldwork;

Social Sciences
M.A. Anthropology of Food

The SOAS MA programme in the Anthropology of Food offers students the opportunity to explore historically and culturally variable foodways, from foraging to industrial agriculture, from Europe and North America to Africa, Asia and South America.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Development and Rights

The MA in Development & Rights offers students the opportunity to critically explore development and rights through the lens of anthropology. It provides students with the intellectual resources to rethink concepts, policies and practices.

Department of Anthropology
M.Sc. Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology

The MSc consists of a structured programme of lectures, classes, and tutorials from October to June, followed by individual study and the writing of a dissertation over the summer. In addition to the teaching provided specifically for the VMMA programme, you will also be able to attend lectures in social anthropology to link your work to broader trends in the discipline.

M.Phil. Applied Biological Anthropology

The MPhil in Applied Biological Anthropology is a full-time interdisciplinary course, taken over a period of ten months, with core teaching in human nutritional ecology, growth and development, epidemiology and disease, reproductive ecology, conservation and molecular genetics. There are strong biostatistical and laboratory elements to the course as well as a focus on field studies.

M.Res. Anthropology

This programme offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or MA degree in Anthropology. It provides a wide range of generic training in social science research methods, and in-depth training in anthropological methods and research issues. Close supervision enables you to focus on your own research and helps tailor the generic training to the individual proposal being developed.

Department of Anthropology
M.A. Anthropology (MA, MSc)

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

School of Anthropology and Conservation
M.A. Environmental Anthropology (MA, MSc)

Environmental Anthropology is an interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment and how they manage natural resources and hazards. You can study the Environmental Anthropology (MA, MSc) at the University of Kent.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
M.Sc. Archaeology

Archaeology BSc, University College London (UCL). This programme provides a training in archaeology focusing on the analysis of ancient materials and past environments, essential theoretical concepts and field techniques. Archaeological science addresses important questions about past societies, and there are opportunities to participate in current research using our extensive laboratories and wide-ranging reference collections.

Social & Historical Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Anthropology

Oxford Brookes University is one of very few UK universities where social and biological anthropology are taught alongside each other. This Anthropology course emphasises the holistic and comparative breadth of anthropology - studying humans from a variety of social, cultural, biological and evolutionary perspectives.

Department of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Social Anthropology

The MSc Social Anthropology is an excellent and intensive introduction to the discipline of social anthropology. The programme is intended to give students a thorough grounding in anthropology, both in terms of its ethnographic diversity and its theoretical development. Teaching is directly informed and enhanced by the strong tradition of fieldwork-based research within the Department.

Department of Anthropology
M.Sc. Medical Anthropology

Medical anthropology studies health, illness and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. With a focus on the understanding of health, illness and medicine in a globalised world, this programme allows you to engage with contemporary debates about old ills and emerging diseases, and explore both traditional forms of healing and modern medical technologies.

School of Social and Political Science
M.A. Socio-Cultural Anthropology

This course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than anthropology who would like to prepare for research in socio-cultural anthropology or for a career requiring expertise in anthropology.

Department of Anthropology
M.Sc. Social Anthropology

The MSc in Social Anthropology aims to provide a strong background in analytical and methodological issues in the subject, and practice in the critical evaluation of its sources, both in the library and in the context of fieldwork.

M.Sc. Palaeoanthropology

MA Palaeoanthropology, University of Sheffield We're reinventing archaeology. New perspectives, new methods, new ways to help communities understand and celebrate their heritage. Thinking about the future is part of the discipline. A masters with us is perfect preparation for a PhD and a research career.

Department of Arts & Humanities
M.A. Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography

The MA in Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography from the University of Kent offers a unique opportunity to explore traditional and experimental means of using visual and audio-visual media to research, represent and produce anthropological knowledge.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
M.Sc. Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology is the study of evolution and variation in human populations and of the interactions between human biology and environment. This combines our international reputation for anthropology, archaeology and biology, specifically including studies in primatology, evolutionary anthropology, human osteology, zooarchaeology, but also (paeleo-) ecology and behaviour.

Faculty of Science & Technology
M.Phil. Human Evolutionary Studies

The MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies is a full-time interdisciplinary course, taken over a period of ten months, and involving teaching in evolutionary anthropology, human and hominin morphology, primate behaviour and evolution, archaeology and genetics. The lecturers are primarily involved in research and teaching within the Division of Biological Anthropology, in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology.

M.A. Arabic and Social Anthropology

Arabic is the main language of over 250 million people inhabiting a huge swathe of land extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. It is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology

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.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Research Anthropology

The MA by Research in Anthropology has been developed to allow you to undertake a research project in an area that interests you, within a shorter timeframe than the two year MPhil or three year PhD. If you are interested in converting to an MPhil or PhD at a later stage, the MA by Research is sufficiently flexible to allow you to do so.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
M.A. Migration Studies

Are you involved in – or contemplating – working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers? Our course will broaden your understanding of the relevant theories, concepts and policies. We help you examine migration processes and their consequences for today’s societies. You’ll explore issues of development, rights and diversity that shape migrants’ life chances.

M.A. Geography and Social Anthropology

Geography is the study of the way the world works. It is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, mainly through landscapes and their evolution through space and time.

College of Science & Engineering
M.A. Persian and Social Anthropology

Persian is the main language of over 120 million people and is among the world’s most widely spoken languages. Apart from opening the door to a fascinating and varied region, knowledge of Persian and the Middle East provides access to the rich intellectual heritage of Islam. To study Persian is to enter into a rich and diverse culture.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Economics with Social Anthropology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Economics with Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.A. Scottish Ethnology

Ethnology is the discipline that studies the traditional and popular cultures of a community, region or nation. While related in some respects to both anthropology and cultural history, ethnology is now well established in its own right as an important contributor to the humanities and social sciences throughout Europe and beyond. 

College of Humanities & Social Science