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This MA provides a broad based training in social science approaches to the analysis of material and visual media ranging from art, photography, film and media within visual anthropology to consumption, museum anthropology and cultural heritage, landscape and genres (such as clothing and the built environment), within material culture. What and how will I learn? The programme covers a range of contexts such as production, exchange and consumption, and uses anthropological perspectives based on the comparative study of societies, historically and culturally. Skills training is given in Social Anthropological field research and analysis, and in specific methods for the study of material and visual forms. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (45 credits), three optional courses (45 credits) and a research dissertation (90 credits). Core Modules Critical Issues Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a 15,000 word dissertation. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Anthropology of Media and Consumption Anthropology of Art Colonial and Post-Colonial Visual Culture Museum Anthropology and Cultural Heritage Anthropology of Landscape Medical Anthropology Political and Economic Anthropology West African Ethnography Anthropology of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Race Current Issues in the Study of Gender and Sexuality Population and Development Anthropology and Psychiatry Religious Symbolism and the Politics of Belief Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukanthropologymaterial-visual-cultureindex.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, group presentations and discussion, tutorials, independent directed reading, interactive teamwork, laboratory and practical work, video, film and web based courses. There will also be visits to museums, galleries and other relevant sites. Assessment is through coursework, unseen examination and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Department of Anthropology at UCL is the world s leading centre for the study of Material and Visual Culture. We publish The Journal of Material Culture and several relevant book series, and have nine specialist staff in this field. The Department is one of the largest anthropology departments in the UK. Our excellent results in the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises show that we are the top broad-based anthropology department in the UK. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the wider anthropological community in London and the department s strong links with European universities and international institutions. Your future career The programme can lead to careers in a wide range of areas such as architecture, media, commerce and aspects of development work where an emphasis on the material and visual environment is central. First destinations of recent graduates include: Central St Martins College of Art & Design: Library Assistant Sunrise Radio: Broadcast Journalist Islington Leith: Access Developer Cubitt Gallery: Education Co-ordinator UCL: PhD Material & Visual Culture UCL: Research Degree - Anthropology Macmillan: Account Executive National Children s Bureau Conferences Organiser Design Council: Design Skills Manager British Institute of Archaeology: Research Scholar Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is particularly suitable for students with a prior degree in anthropology, but it is will also appeal to students with degrees in neighbouring disciplines who wish to

This MA provides a broad based training in social science approaches to the analysis of material and visual media ranging from art, photography, film and media within visual anthropology to consumption, museum anthropology and cultural heritage, landscape and genres (such as clothing and the built environment), within material culture. What and how will I learn? The programme covers a range of...

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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