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Social Anthropology MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Anthropology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed as an advanced course in social anthropology and is for students who have already studied anthropology either as a degree course or as part of a degree course at undergraduate level. It provides in-depth generalist training in anthropology and is excellent preparation for those embarking on research degrees in anthropology or intending to enter professional fields in which anthropological training is advantageous. This programme aims to: provide you with a broad range of knowledge in the major sub-divisions of the discipline, showing how it is closely linked to other academic disciplines; provide you with an advanced level knowledge of the theoretical and methodological issues relevant to understanding the discipline; introduce you to a variety of different approaches to social science research, presented in a multidisciplinary context and at an advanced level; facilitate your educational experience through the provision of appropriate pedagogical opportunities for learning; provide an appropriate training for students preparing MPhil/PhD theses, or for those going on to employment involving the use of social science research; make you aware of the range of existing material available and equip you to evaluate its utility for your research; cover the principles of research design and strategy, including formulating research questions or hypotheses and translating them into practicable research designs; introduce you to the philosophical, theoretical and ethical issues surrounding research and to debates about the relationship between theory and research, about problems of evidence and inference, and about the limits to objectivity; develop your skills in searching for and retrieving information, using library and internet resources in a multidisciplinary and cross-national context and much more.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The module will consist of twelve two hour classes consisting of short introductions to weekly topics by the course convenors followed by practical exercises to allow students to experience and learn by doing several key methods and tools used in anthropological fieldwork. Assignments based on the use of several methods, a research proposal abstract for their future dissertation project, and an essay will be used to assess the student's achievement of learning outcomes. Seminar topics may include: Introduction to research in the natural and social sciences, participant observation, choosing informants, interviewing, processing interview data, analysis and presentation of qualitative data, questionnaire design and analysis, developing an integrated research design, running workshops and focus groups, ethics and consent.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or associated fields. In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies and the programme convenor. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.