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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100 Anthropology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies

This interdisciplinary Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies programme from SOAS University of London brings together anthropological, art historical and archaeological perspectives to explore the interconnecting fields of museums, heritage and material culture studies. The MA disprivileges Western museum and heritage discourses and practices, and explores tangible and intangible cultural heritage as spheres of global interaction.

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
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.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 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.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. The course provides a strong grounding in ethnographic approaches to the study of health, the political ecology of health and the application of anthropology to contemporary public health concerns, as well as a diverse range of options in areas such as theories of the body and evolutionary medicine. We aim to provide strong training in both theory and methods.

Department of Anthropology
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.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.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.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.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. 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. Evolutionary Anthropology

This course is designed to provide expertise in the study of evolutionary and adaptive processes in primates, both human and non-human, in relation to both extinct and living species. There is a particular focus on primate behaviour, evolutionary psychology, cultural evolution and palaeoenvironments, drawing on the world-class expertise of members of our large Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.

Department of Anthropology
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. Social Anthropology

Are you interested in a career in anthropology, but haven’t studied the subject before? Have you studied anthropology in the past, but need to consolidate this experience before moving into anthropological research? This MA offers students from all disciplinary backgrounds the opportunity to build a solid base in social anthropology, its theoretical foundations, methodology and ethnographic diversity.

Department of Anthropology
MRes 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. 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.Sc. Anthropology and Development

The programme will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology.

Department of Anthropology
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. Most students expect to move on to a PhD. The course includes training in qualitative and quantitative methods needed by researchers in social sciences, and draws on expertise within the Department of Anthropology to provide specialised training in sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology, the anthropology of development or cultural evolution. It is affiliated to the North East Doctoral Training Centre (clickable link), which offers funding to British and European Union students interested in taking the course preparatory to moving on to a PhD at Durham.

Department of Anthropology
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. Art History 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) Art History and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
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. Greek 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) Greek and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Postgrad.Dip. 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.A. Classics 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) Classics and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
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. Social Anthropology

The programme is an excellent and intensive introduction to the discipline of social anthropology. This programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in any discipline, including those who may have studied anthropology within the context of a more general degree.

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
MRes 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.A. Ancient History 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) Ancient History and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Sc. Forensic Anthropology

This course provides postgraduate education in the discipline of Forensic Anthropology. This course provides intensive training in human osteology and the techniques used by Forensic Anthropologists to build osteological profiles of unknown skeletonised human remains.

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. Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali

This is the only Masters-level programme offered anywhere in the world that provides students who intend to proceed to conduct anthropological research (broadly defined) in Nepal with the necessary skills (disciplinary, linguistic, methodological).

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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.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.Sc. Forensic Anthropology

This Masters course at Liverpool John Moores University provides the skills and knowledge to forge a career in forensic anthropology. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field and carry out novel research.

M.A. Economics 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) Economics and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.A. Social Anthropology

The MSc/Diploma in Social Anthropology offers an intensive introduction to contemporary social anthropology. It is primarily intended for graduates with little or no previous training in anthropology; these may be either students contemplating future doctoral research in the subject or students who wish to acquire anthropological expertise to supplement their existing range of professional skills.

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

The MA in Anthropological Research Methods (MaRes) may be taken either as a free standing MA or as the first part of a PhD [e.g. as a 1 + 3 research training program]. In either case, the student completes a program of research training that includes the Ethnographic Research Methods, Statistical Analysis and the Research Training Seminar as well as a language option.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Dance Anthropology

Attain the knowledge and tools to open a window into dance in any period and in any part of the world. Explore the place of dance in society from the perspectives of those involved as dancers, dance makers, teachers and/or audience members. By studying these perspectives, you will learn how different people around the world understand dance and how dance influences their value-systems.

MRes 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. Sociology & Social Anthropology

Relationships, institutions, cultures and systems, and of how these in turn influence both individual lives and public issues. It examines all aspects of society from intimate and personal life through to the economy, the state, science, technology and the environment. It ranges from historical and comparative studies of the evolution of entire civilizations to investigating the social basis of individual behaviour and belief. It investigates the elaborate basis of human cooperation as well as the many sources of conflict that arise within it.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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.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.A. Latin 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) Latin and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Anthropology

This MA is for you if you want to deepen your knowledge of anthropology but it also offers professional training if you’re new to the field.

Master Social Anthropology

This MA provides a theoretical and empirical understanding of issues and debates in Social Anthropology and offers the chance to carry out a piece of original or library-based research. It allows for the opportunity to explore the relationship between anthropology and cognate disciplines.

Faculty of Arts
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.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. Anthropology

Our anthropology degrees give you the opportunity to delve into universal issues covering questions of power, ethnicity, and gender identity and to discover areas such as the anthropology of art, social anthropology and biological anthropology, providing you with the ideal training ground for a career 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.A. Social Anthropology

The MA in Social Anthropology also trains students in a broad range of transferable skills that are useful in many walks of life, including social research methods and the ethics associated with these, effective essay-writing, oral presentational skills in seminars and other contexts, basic computing skills, using the internet as a research tool and conducting bibliographic research.

School of Social Sciences
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.A. Twentieth Century Conflict Archaeology

This programme aims to develop your interest in, and knowledge and understanding of, the archaeology and anthropology of 20th-century conflict. The programme examines the origins and legacy of conflict in both a national and an international setting.

Faculty of Arts
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.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.Phil. Biological Anthropological Science

This is a Master's degree by research, in which the sole requirement is a dissertation. It is suitable for those who have a strong background in this field, or who have research experience. It is expected that the topic of research will fall within one of the areas supported by the Division.

Master 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.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. Social Anthropology with South Asian Studies

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. Anthropology

The MA Anthropology programme provides you with a solid basis in the fundamentals of anthropology, followed by an option to specialise by choosing specific pathways, guided by expert, international staff with a range of complementary specialities.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Geography & 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. As a social science, Geography is concerned with the relationships between people and their social, cultural, political and economic worlds. In both cases, the relationships between human and physical environments are central.

College of Science & Engineering
M.A. Archaeology & Social Anthropology

Archaeology can be defined as the study of the human past through material remains with a chronological range from the earliest hominids five million years ago to the present day and provides a unique perspective on the human past and the understanding of human cultural development. Social and cultural anthropology focuses on the study of more recent human societies giving a greater insight to our understanding of human behaviour.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Anthropology

The MA Anthropology programme aims to give students a broad base of the fundamentals of Anthropology, followed by an option to choose more specific pathways, guided by young and international staff with a range of complementary specialities.

Faculty of Arts
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.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. 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.