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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2-3 years part time
Anthropology (2)

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Embark on a fascinating journey exploring the diverse world of food with the MA Anthropology of Food programme at SOAS. Ranked 5th in the UK for Anthropology, this programme delves into the historical and cultural aspects of food, from foraging to industrial production, across continents. Discover how food shapes our social organization, religious practices, and cultural identities. Dive into debates on food safety, dietary health, and environmental sustainability. With flexible module options and the opportunity to gain practical work experience, you'll develop a deep understanding of global food systems. Stand out with language proficiency and join a thriving community of alumni making an impact beyond academia.

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The MA Anthropology of Food programme

offers you the opportunity to explore historically and culturally variable foodways, from foraging to industrial food, from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to Europe and the Americas. You will examine the roles that food classification, production, distribution, exchange, cooking and eating play in social organisation, differentiation, religious practice and cultural identity, and in mediating our relationships with non-human beings and surroundings. You will also explore the trans-regional and trans-national movements of foods and culinary practices and the role of food in human migrations, as well as the formation of regional and national cuisines.

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Entry Requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

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