The MA in Anthropology is a one-year taught master's programme designed for students who have a curiosity about the wider world and how humans diversely experience living and being in that world. The field orientation of anthropology focuses on the links between global and local processes, between abstract theory and real behaviour, and among the various dimensions of human life - political, economic, familial, religious, etc. This course prepares students to solve real-world problems by equipping them with sophistication in social theory tempered by practical engagement with humans in their lived contexts. The MA course is quite intensive and is designed for students with a background in anthropology. Students with no background in anthropology may wish to consider the Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology.
Minimum English language requirements: - IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score - TOEFL (Paper based test): 585 - TOEFL (Internet based test): 95 - PTE (Pearson): 62
In the autumn and spring semesters, students complete an intensive course of four 6-week compulsory modules in anthropological theory (10 credits each) alongside two professional development modules and two optional modules (5 credits each). The taught programme develops students’ core theoretical competence and combines this with the methodological tools necessary to successfully formulate an anthropological topic and carry out a research project. In the summer, students register for the 30-credit Thesis, which must be completed by early September.
An anthropology degree provides an excellent preparation for a wide variety of fields in both public and private sectors, and is an especially good foundation for an international career. Anthropology has become increasingly important as a job skill in the context of globalisation, where a deeper understanding of cultural difference is crucial, both locally and internationally. Our graduates go on to employment in a wide variety of careers in community work, education, the health professions, product design, international aid and development projects, NGO work, business and administration, and more.