Research course

Social Anthropology

The University of Manchester · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have Master's or overseas equivalent) in social anthropology, or a closely related field with a minimum overall average of 60%. Our normal procedure is to admit students to PhD registration following one year of registration for the MPhil in Social Anthopology.

Visual Media; Ethnographic Documentary

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The department is committed to excellence in research and teaching in all aspects of social anthropology, conceived as a comparative inquiry into the conditions of human culture and social life.

Department specialisms

Kinship; Gender and the Constitution of Persons; Politics, Ritual and Moral Knowledge; Culture, Environment and Perception; Anthropology of Science, Technology and Medicine; Art, Film and Visual Representation

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must attain one of the following: IELTS - Overall 7, writing score 7 :TOEFL - Overall 623, TWE 5 (PBT); TOEFL - Overall 263, TWE 5 (CBT) ;TOEFL - Overall 100, with 25 in each of the 4 sections (IBT)

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)161 275 4743
+44 (0)161 275 2450