Taught course

Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Institution
Durham University · Department of Anthropology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. Please email us on study@durham.ac.uk for advice on relevant topics.

References play an important part in the admissions process.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than anthropology who would like to prepare for research in socio-cultural anthropology or for a career requiring expertise in anthropology.

High profile social anthropologist researchers at Durham, with experience of conducting fieldwork all around the world, introduce students to both classical and contemporary writing and research in the discipline. There is equal emphasis on theoretical and methodological questions, and plenty of opportunities to apply this new knowledge to issues of pressing social concern.

The full-time course consists of two terms of teaching, during which students are introduced to the range of research questions and methods used in social or cultural anthropology, and a dissertation, involving the design, development, and implementation of an independent research project. Students work closely with academic staff from our highly respected Social Anthropology Research Group www.durham.ac.uk/anthropology/research/socialanthropology receiving enhanced levels of support as part of the ‘conversion’ to anthropology, including fortnightly small group meetings with the course tutor, and have the opportunity to become involved in active research projects.

Fees and funding

UK students
8500
International students
18300

Scholarships and funding

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Anthropology
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)191 334 1000