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Anthropology deals with contemporary, real-life issues such as:
-Social and economic transformation
-The politics of race
-Rights and citizenship

It provides fundamental insights into the human condition, applicable in everyday life and in a growing number of professional contexts from hospitals to international organisations, educational institutions and large companies.

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.

How will I study?

You take modules and options, and have the opportunity to take a research placement.

Modules are assessed by a range of methods including:
-Term papers
-Concept notes
-Book reviews
-Essays and case studies

You also write a 10,000-word dissertation.


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

ESRC 1+3 and +3 Scholarships (2017)
-A number of ESRC-funded standalone PhD and PhD with Masters scholarships across the social sciences
-Application deadline: 30 January 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017


Our research themes range from economic and political anthropology to religion, sexuality and health. We have particular research expertise in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Europe, but also cover the Caribbean, Latin America, South-East Asia and China.

Our faculty and students are members of:
-Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
-Centre for World Environmental History
-Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
-Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Health and Technologies
-Africa Centre
-Asia Centre
-Sussex Centre for Migration Research
-Sussex Centre for Photography and Visual Culture
-Centre for Security and Conflict Research Centre for Global Political Economy
-Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence


Our graduates pursue a wide range of careers. Some become professional anthropologists in the public or private sector. Others go on to jobs where knowledge and understanding of the diversity of human cultures and social transformations is a significant advantage.

Recent graduates have found employment in:
-Policy think tanks
-Research firms
-Educational institutions
-The media

A number of graduates go on to pursue a PhD.

Visit the Anthropology - MA page on the University of Sussex website for more details!





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