Social Anthropology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #25 (WUR) ,
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.


Compulsory components include a course in Anthropology which examines the relationship between theory and ethnography in modern social and cultural anthropology, and a 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic of your choice.

This programme is suitable for graduates with a degree in any discipline, and prior knowledge of anthropology is not essential. It is suitable either as an introduction to the subject for those intending to proceed with other careers, or is an ideal preparation for further research work in the anthropology and related disciplines.

The programme is an ideal preparation for research work in anthropology and related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography
  • The Anthropology of Religion
  • The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender
  • Anthropology of Politics 
  • Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange 
  • Anthropology of Economy (2): Transformation and Globalisation 
  • The Anthropology of Christianity 
  • The Anthropology of South-East Asia 
  • The Anthropology of Industrialisation and Industrial Life 
  • The Anthropology of Melanesia 
  • The Anthropology of Development 
  • Anthropology of Learning and Cognition 
  • Anthropology and Human Rights 
  • Investigating the Philippines- New Approaches and Ethnographic Contexts 
  • China in Comparative Perspective
  • Children and Youth in Contemporary Ethnography 

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • Programme intensity

                                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                • Full-time duration 12 months
                                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                                • Intensity Flexible
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                On Campus

                              English Language Requirements

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                              Academic Requirements

                              • Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 or equivalent in any discipline.

                              Documents Required:

                              • Application form
                              • Application assessment fee
                              • Two academic references
                              • Transcripts/mark sheets and proof of existing qualifications
                              • Personal statement
                              • CV
                              • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test and Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International Applies to you

                                20112 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 20112 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                13008 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 13008 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                              Living costs for London

                              • 1000 - 2600 GBP/month
                                Living Costs

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