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Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology - MSc


Brunel University London Anthropology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time; 2-2.5 years part-time

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If studies of the mind and mental health interest you, this socially and culturally focused course may provide a rich alternative to more scientific studies in psychology and psychiatry.

Study this course and you will investigate psychological and psychiatric issues from an anthropological perspective, addressing issues at the forefront of debates in social policy, morality, personal identity, and mental health.

By considering cases from around the world you’ll explore how person, consciousness, and experience are shaped through cultural practices and political realities.

Examining world ethnography (including the UK), you’ll learn about selfhood, emotion, personality, and understandings of ‘madness’ and mental illness in cultural context.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification.
Applicants with other professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants will be interviewed either in person or by telephone.


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