Taught course

Medical Anthropology

Institution
Durham University · Department of Anthropology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our degree offers a unique opportunity to learn about anthropological approaches to the study of health drawing on both sociocultural and evolutionary perspectives. The course provides a strong grounding in ethnographic approaches to the study of health, the political ecology of health and the application of anthropology to contemporary public health concerns, as well as a diverse range of options in areas such as theories of the body and evolutionary medicine. We aim to provide strong training in both theory and methods.

The full-time course runs for a full year, from October to September. Full-time students attend classes between October and December (Michaelmas Term) and January and March (Epiphany), with further teaching and assessment in April and May (Easter Term), and then work, under the supervision of a specialist supervisor, to complete a dissertation in September. Core modules introduce the Anthropology of Global Health and Public Health Anthropology, and anthropological methods. Students can choose to focus on qualitative or quantitative methods or to train in both.

Each module we offer has a credit value. To obtain a Master’s degree you must register for and pass modules to the value of 180 credits. In recognition of the emphasis we place on independent research skills, the dissertation is a 60 credit module.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £7,400
International students
Full time: EU £7,400 Non EU £16,500

Please see the fees and funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Anthropology
Email
anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 1612