Taught course

Social Anthropology

Brunel University, London · Social Sciences, Media and Communications

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science subject with a personal statement demonstrating knowledge of interest in subject area , or an equivalent overseas qualification.


An equivalent professional qualification (e.g. from a Health, Teaching or Child Welfare background or similar).

Candidates not fully meeting these criteria may nevertheless be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will equip you with high quality training in anthropology and anthropological research, particularly if you are considering PhD study.

If you’re keen to enhance your career through the acquisition of advanced knowledge and research skills in anthropology, or if you haven’t studied anthropology before, but have a strong interest in developing your own research, then this course is for you.

You’ll have the opportunity to design, in collaboration with academic staff, a set of guided‑study modules to complement the suite of taught modules, to suit your particular research interests.

The MRes programme at Brunel marries the best aspects of the traditional apprenticeship system of anthropology, where you will work with a leading anthropologist in their geographical area of interest.

Brunel student projects in anthropology have been or are currently funded by a number of funding sources including the British Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme, the World Health Organization, national and local governments as well as NGOs.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1895 265599