Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Visual Anthropology is designed for those with a background in anthropology who want to continue their studies through a unique combination of theory and visual practice.

It leaves the definition of visual anthropology wide open and considers various arguments about this sub-field, but also looks beyond immediate disciplinary concerns to enlarge the possibilities for a visual anthropology that's not only connected with the professional concerns of anthropologists, but also adequately presents anthropologically informed representations to other audiences.

The course is taught through lectures/seminars and hands-on training in the use of digital camcorders, sound recording equipment, and video editing, and your final project is a 20-minute video. The central aim of the programme is the production of visual work within a critical and conceptual framework provided by anthropology. Through compulsory core modules you are introduced to a range of topics which currently include: the anthropology of art; visual anthropology; ethnographic film and cinema studies; and a general anthropological consideration of representation.

Our dedicated production facilities include digital camcorders, a variety of sound recording equipment and Final Cut Pro. You will produce a series of practical projects throughout the year.

Fees and funding

See our website for more details about funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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