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Social and Cultural Anthropology (MSc)

University College London

Masters Degree , Anthropology

Course Description

This MSc is designed to provide a thorough grounding in anthropological theory and analysis, an understanding of ethnographic approaches to the study of social worlds, and a strong foundation in research practices. Students are able to tailor the programme to suit their own interests through the flexible programme of study. What and how will I learn? The programme aims to develop knowledge and understanding of major theoretical, ethnographic and methodological debates in Social Anthropology. Students develop an understanding of human cultural worlds through in-depth historical study, gain knowledge of specific societies and specialist approaches, and enhance their independent research skills through practical training in research methods. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core courses (45 credits), three optional courses (45 credits) and a research dissertation (90 credits). Core Modules Critical Issues in Social Anthropology Research Methods Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 15,000-18,000 words. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Anthropology of Art and Design Anthropology of Media and Consumption Medical Anthropology Man and Animals Political and Economic Anthropology West African Ethnography Anthropology of Nationalism, Race and Ethnicity Documentary Film and the Anthropological Eye Colonial and Post-Colonial Visual Culture Social Construction of Landscape Anthropology and Psychiatry Religious Symbolism and the Politics of Belief Current Issues in the Study of Gender and Sexuality Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukanthropologydegree_programmessa.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, small group presentations and discussion, tutorials, laboratory and practical work, independent directed reading, interactive teamwork, and video, film and web based courses. It includes a research seminar series with invited speakers. Assessment is through unseen examination, essays, and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Anthropology Department was the first in the UK to integrate biological and social anthropology with material culture into a broad-based conception of the discipline. It is one of the largest anthropology departments in the UK in terms of both staff and research student numbers, offering an exceptional breadth of expertise. 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 First destinations of recent graduates include: UK Borders Agency: Immigration Case Officer Euromonitor: Analyst Researcher Home Office: Research Officer Institute of Ismaili Studies: Research Intern Legal Services Commission: Policy Officer Association of Commonwealth Universities: Alumni Development Officer St George s Hospital: Graduate Entry Dietician Capital Studios: Technical Assistant University of Amsterdam: Heritage Studies Whitney Group: Researcher Department for International Development: Deputy Management Group Officer 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 suitable for graduates in anthropology and other social sciences, and suitably qualified applicants from other disciplines, who wish to develo

This MSc is designed to provide a thorough grounding in anthropological theory and analysis, an understanding of ethnographic approaches to the study of social worlds, and a strong foundation in research practices. Students are able to tailor the programme to suit their own interests through the flexible programme of study. What and how will I learn? The programme aims to develop knowledge and...

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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.