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Anthropology of Health MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Anthropology Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course will give you the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project on a topic of your choice, including diet and nutrition, psychiatric and psychological anthropology, and ageing and the body. In this programme you will have a comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of health. Initial modules will allow you to study the diverse ideas and practice in healthcare, and how these impact on individual and community formation. For example, how do new reproductive technologies impact on notions of kinship within a family and community? How do different medical systems within a community relate to each other? How do organ transplants influence concepts of personhood and the self? The programme will prepare you for PhD study in Anthropology (health and related areas), senior healthcare policy and advisory work, advanced healthcare delivery in diverse and multicultural settings, and overseas development work.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This is an intense ?hands-on? module which aims to develop independent research skills in preparation for anthropological research. This module will explore ? through practical means and with simulation activities and real world research - the relationship between anthropological methods (such as ?ethnography?) and anthropological products (such as the ?monograph?), as well as how ethnography, in particular, is situated alongside other qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally hold a good second-class honours degree. Students without the above first degree qualification may be required to submit portfolio evidence of health related practice and work experience or evidence of ability to study at this level. Suitable applicants may be interviewed.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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