Social Anthropology of the Global Economy - MA

University of Sussex School of Global Studies

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Study in the School of Global Studies at Sussex, ranked 1st in the world for development studies

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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

Sussex is a world leader in the anthropological study of economic life – one of the most dynamic and fast-growing areas within anthropology.

This course helps you to develop a critical understanding of:
-Equality and inequality
-Labour in the global economy
-The impacts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social enterprise
-Precarious employment and post-industrialisation
-Petty capitalism and informal trade
-The marketisation of poverty
-Financialisation and microfinance
-New social movements for social and economic justice (including the Occupy movement and mass public protests by ‘the 99%’)

This MA is for you if you want to deepen your existing knowledge of anthropology but it also offers professional training if you’re new to the field.

How will I study?

You take modules and

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in anthropology or another humanities or social sciences discipline. Other subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).

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