MA Anthropological Research


The University of Manchester    School of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Anthropology (2)

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The MA Anthropological Research programme is the perfect stepping stone for those looking to pursue doctoral level research in social anthropology. This comprehensive course provides training in a wide range of research methods and teaches you how to develop a well-informed research project. Whether you're interested in advancing your social research skills or gaining a deeper understanding of ethnographic methods, this programme offers both options. With the guidance of expert supervisors, you'll attend core units covering ethnographic research, independent analysis, and quantitative methods. You'll also have the opportunity to select specialist units within social anthropology and other disciplines. Entry requirements include a minimum 2:1 degree in social anthropology or a related field.

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Course description

The MA Anthropological Research course is designed to prepare you to carry out doctoral level research in social anthropology. It provides training in a wide range of research methods and teaches you how to develop a substantive research project in a theoretically and methodologically informed way.

Although, primarily intended as preliminary to doctoral research, the course is also available as a stand-alone taught master's degree to improve your social research skills and gain an in-depth understanding of ethnographic methods and approaches.

You will work closely with an expert supervisor in social anthropology, with further guidance from a second supervisor. All students attend the following core course units:

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Entry Requirements

Minimum UK 2:1 (or overseas equivalent) in social anthropology or in a degree where social anthropology formed a major component.

When assessing your academic record we take into account your grades, your academic references, and the standing of the institution where you studied.

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