This programme will prepare you for further postgraduate study in social anthropology and development studies. It introduces you to anthropological methods and perspectives, and will equip you with the conceptual, theoretical and intellectual skills to produce high-quality written work from an anthropological perspective. These skills will be developed as you explore the key debates and issues in the anthropology of development and tourism, and in the anthropology of space, architecture and landscape.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
Provides a conversion course if you want to go on to study social anthropology at postgraduate level but do not have a relevant social science degree. Offers peer learning in a student body with direct experience of developing countries and the development sector. We offer student support and have a range of research resources.
Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.
Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.
Ideally you will have a 2:2 degree, although other qualifications, professional training and experience will also be considered. Applicants may be asked to submit an entry-level assignment prior to being offered a place. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2325 pa Part-time overseas students: £ 4450 pa
Recipient: Birkbeck, University of London
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