Taught course


Maynooth University · Department of Anthropology

Entry requirements

BA degree (2.2 or higher) in Anthropology or cognate discipline, or a recognised international equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Anthropology is a one-year taught master's programme designed for students who have a curiosity about the wider world and how humans diversely experience living and being in that world. The field orientation of anthropology focuses on the links between global and local processes, between abstract theory and real behaviour, and among the various dimensions of human life - political, economic, familial, religious, etc.

This course prepares students to solve real-world problems by equipping them with sophistication in social theory tempered by practical engagement with humans in their lived contexts. The MA course is quite intensive and is designed for students with a background in anthropology. Students with no background in anthropology may wish to consider the Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Anthropology