The aim of the MA in Social Anthropology with Computing is to prepare you to apply appropriate computer-based methods to anthropological research at a relatively advanced and creative level.
*This course will be taught at the Canterbury campus*
- The School is one of the world's leading institutions in the field of the application of computing techniques to anthropology.
- In the latest Student Barometer survey 100% of our postgraduate students were satisfied with the academic content of their course and 97% said they found their programme intellectually stimulating.
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In this joint programme with the School of Computing you develop the basics of research in anthropology – the design, planning, implementation and analysis of anthropological research – and learn to apply specialised computing methods that you develop or adapt to anthropological research and analysis, usually requiring computer programming skills and/or a broad understanding of computing at the applications level.
Format and assessment
Students with no background in Java programming are required to take a special three-week module before the beginning of the academic year in September.
Please note that modules are subject to change. Please contact the School for more detailed information on availability.
- Research Methods in Social Anthropology (20 credits)
- Research Methods in Social Anthropology II (20 credits)
- Computational Methods in Anthropology (30 credits)
- Dissertation: Anthropology (60 credits)
- Contemporary Problems in Social Anthropology (20 credits)
Assessment is by essays and the dissertation.
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- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015
- Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE).
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities
- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
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Postgraduate scholarships and funding
We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/
English language learning
If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html