The programme is an excellent and intensive introduction to the discipline of social anthropology.
This programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in any discipline, including those who may have studied anthropology within the context of a more general degree.
The MSc Social Anthropology offers the following benefits:
Teaching is directly informed and enhanced by the very strong tradition of fieldwork-based research within the LSE Department of Anthropology. We offer a full academic tutorial system, which means that students on this MSc benefit from direct and sustained contact with members of staff.
Students take a compulsory core course, a choice of options to the value of two full units, and complete an essay (dissertation) to be submitted in late August.
Scheduled teaching normally includes three hours of lectures and three hours of seminars per week (depending on options selected), supplemented by regular academic tutorials.
Compulsory courses for MSc Social Anthropology
Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography examines the relationship between theory and ethnography in modern social and cultural anthropology. Dissertation. Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two full units from a range of options.
Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.
The programme is an ideal preparation for research work in anthropology and related fields.
MSc Social Anthropology
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Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is designed to help students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study.The standard value of GSS awards ranges from £3,000 to £10,000, depending on financial need.The intention of the Graduate Support Scheme is to support students who would otherwise struggle to come to LSE for financial reasons. The numbers of applicants in this category vary from year to year; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible because funds are limited. Your financial information will not be considered as part of your application for a place at the School.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The Graduate Support Scheme is open to all applicants.
Once you have applied for admission, you can access the Graduate Support Scheme application form via Graduate Admissions' web tracker system.
We aim to notify you of the outcome of your application at the point of an offer of admission to the School being made. Please do not contact us before you receive a formal offer of admission. If you do not receive an offer of admission, the data you have submitted will be destroyed.
If you have submitted an application after receiving an offer of admission, then we aim to notify you of the outcome of your application within 4 weeks of submission. Please do not contact us if it is less than 4 weeks since you submitted your application.
The School has a wide range of scholarships available for taught master's students coming to LSE from certain countries and regions of the world. Scholarships are available for LSE students from Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Value of award varies
Country of domicile, consult LSE Financial Support Office for specific criteria.
Students must complete the Graduate Support Scheme online application form, which is available on the Graduate Admissions' web tracker system once you apply for admission.
You will be automatically considered for all the scholarships for which you are eligible by completing and submitting this application form. It is therefore only necessary to complete the application form once, regardless of how many awards you would like to be considered for.