Research course

Anthropology and Geography

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.


Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Students benefit from a strong support network and are encouraged to attend seminars and conferences on a wide range of topics, organised by the research centres. Research students complete research methods training, supplemented by advanced training tailored to the requirements of specific disciplines and particular research topics.

Department specialisms

Anthropology of art; food; globalisation; Basque studies; Culture and landscapes; Environmental archaeology and palaeo-anthropology; Environmental anthropology; reconstruction; Human origins; resource ecology; Wildlife interaction, conservation; Organisational anthropology; Physical environmental processes and management; Primate Conservation; Primatology; Quaternary environmental change; Social anthropology South Asia and Europe; Theme Parks, cultural display; Urban, environmental studies.

Information for international students

In addition to your academic qualifications you will need: IELTS band 6.5

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months


part time
36-48 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 483763
+44 (0) 1865 483937