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MA Engaged Anthropology


Course Description

‌Our exciting new MA in Engaged Anthropology is designed to develop students’ capacity to take anthropology out of the classroom into real-life contexts – and equip them with vocational skills to do so – while also encouraging them to take a critical approach to anthropological engagement, intervention and involvement in current social concerns and debates.

T‌he programme is our main advanced Social Anthropology offering, and the title ‘Engaged Anthropology’ reflects our unique approach to the discipline.

At UWTSD we encourage students to be anthropologists, apply their learning and engage with pressing issues – such as climate change, food security, globalisation and the preservation of the past – which people across the world are facing today.

As such, theory and practice are woven together as students reflect upon political and economic relations and broader power dynamics, both historically and in the contemporary world, and consider how individual and collective actions can challenge, create and/or reinforce social inequalities and injustices.

The programme is designed to encourage students to develop ethically sophisticated and sustainable approaches to social action, while also considering what sustainability – in relation to economic systems, cultural practices, community, knowledge, relations with the environment and the discipline of anthropology – and ethical practice means in cross-cultural settings.

The programme is shaped by students’ interests and currently offers three specialist pathways in Food Cultures and Practices; Heritage and Material Culture; and Human - Environment Relations.

Key Features

The programme is founded upon an established pool of expertise in Anthropology and Anthropologically-related concerns, and covers a range of projects undertaken over a number of years:

Staff are research active and regularly attend academic conferences.
Study cutting-edge areas of academic interest, notably the anthropology of food and health
The staff expertise represents a considerable bank of knowledge and skills that will underpin this programme and will ensure students enjoy a high-quality educational experience

Modules

Engaging with Anthropological Theory
Anthropological Research Methods in Practice
Key Debates in Anthropological Theory
The Politics of Food
Food, Health and the Body
Anthropology and the Environment
Engaged Anthropology in Practice
The Heritage Industry in the Modern World
Environmental Philosophy
Heritage Representation and Interpretation
The Heritage Industry in the Modern World
Exhibiting the Past: Museums, Collections and Heritage

For full details of module availability for 15/16 please visithttp://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-engaged-anthropology/ module descriptions are updated annually in August prior to the start of the academic year.

Entry Criteria

The normal minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree, with good II.1 honours, or equivalent. However as part of an inclusive approach to learning we encourage students from non traditional entry points or without recognised educational backgrounds but who have an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant relevant professional experience to apply. In such cases the programme leader may ask for a telephone/ Skype conversation or request evidence in the form of a piece of work, report, analysis of some sort to satisfy themselves that each student is able to fulfil their potential on the course.

For information on our postgraduate study scholarships please visit: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/

Visit the MA Engaged Anthropology page on the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Postgraduate Study Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

Available to UK students enrolling in their first year of a postgraduate programme who require
assistance with their fees. Awarded as fee reduction.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1000

Eligibility

Available to UK students enrolling in their first year of a postgraduate programme who require assistance with their fees. Awarded as fee reduction.

Application Procedure

Application forms can be downloaded from: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/application-forms/
the application deadline for 2015/16 is 4th September 2015

Further Information

http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/



Entry Requirements

The normal minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree, with good II.1 honours, or equivalent. However as part of an inclusive approach to learning we encourage students from non traditional entry points or without recognised educational backgrounds but who have an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant relevant professional experience to apply. In such cases the programme leader may ask for a telephone/ skype conversation or request evidence in the form of a piece of work, report, analysis of some sort to satisfy themselves that each student is able to fulfil their potential on the course.

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