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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

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113 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.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.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.A. Anthropology of Media

The MA in Anthropology of Media 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. 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. 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. International Development and Social Anthropology

This Master's degree in International Development and Social Anthropology from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics will be of particular interest to anyone wishing to develop an anthropological understanding of global development, policy and practice and their local impacts. 

Postgraduate courses
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. 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 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. Global Creative and Cultural Industries

The MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries is a unique and tailored programme. Sitting within the SOAS School of Arts, it allows students to benefit from the combined expertise of the Department of Music, the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, and the Centre for Media and Film Studies, while also accessing regional courses that build on the world-renowned expertise of SOAS as a centre for the study of the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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. Wellbeing

Social work at Sussex is placed in the top 5 in the UK in Guardian University Guide 2016 for the third year in a row.

School of Education and Social Work
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.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.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. 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. Medical Anthropology

The MA Medical Anthropology comprises two pathways catering for candidates with or without anthropological training. Students come to the course from all over the world, following BA study, work and travel experience or after long careers in other fields. This combination of diverse experience and skills makes for an intellectually exciting atmosphere for both teachers and students.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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. 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.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.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 International Development and Social Anthropology

This Postgraduate Diploma in International Development and Social Anthropology from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics will be of particular interest to anyone wishing to develop an anthropological understanding of global development, policy and practice and their local impacts.

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.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.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.A. Social Anthropology and Politics

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. Social Anthropology of Development

This Anthropology MA provides an understanding of the ways in which anthropological approaches and debates inform the study of meanings and concepts in development, its priorities, policies and practice. It attracts students with diverse backgrounds and study/work experiences which makes for a lively and challenging atmosphere.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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
M.Sc. Migration Studies

This interdisciplinary, nine-month master’s degree analyses migration from a global perspective, in historical context, and as an integral part of development and social change. 

Social Sciences
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.

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. 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. 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
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.Phil. Archaeology and Anthropology

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology has an international 'four-field' approach, combining archaeology with evolutionary, social and linguistic anthropology. Our diverse researchers collaborate in a thriving interdisciplinary environment, with key strengths in understanding cultural, biological and social change: the spread of peoples, their ideas and material artefacts. 

Faculty of Arts
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.

M.Phil. Development Studies

The two-year MPhil in Development Studies will provide you with a rigorous and critical introduction to development as a process of managed and unmanaged change in societies in the global South. The course is an excellent preparation for a career in development policy or practice or for further study in the field.

M.A. Archaeology and Social Anthropology

Archaeology and Social Anthropology is the study of past and present human behaviour. This programme examines the diversity of human social and material culture both ancient and modern. Your undergraduate dissertation at the end of this programme can be in either subject.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology

The University of Oxford's Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology offers a one-year MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology. The degree programme explores human thought, behaviour and culture from the perspectives of the evolutionary and cognitive sciences.

M.A. Social Anthropology with Social History

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