A UK Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level in anthropology, sociology, or related social science or humanities subject.
When assessing your academic record we take into account your grades, your academic references, and the standing of the institution where you studied.
We also welcome:
- Applicants with an academic or professional background in media production, such as in film-making, photography and sound-art as well as those coming from an art-making background.
- Applicants with professional experience in journalism, social and development work.
Months of entry
The MA in Visual Anthropology course is tailored to meet the needs of different levels of anthropological and film-making experience, whether you have little or no background in formal anthropology, film-production, visual methods and photography, or if you have substantial experience in one or more of these areas.
For nearly 30 years, the University's Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology has been widely recognised as the world's leading centre for visual anthropology. Our graduates have produced more than 400 ethnographic films seen around the world and it is now at the forefront of the emergent dialogue between art and anthropology, including sensory ethnography and sound, experimental and practice-based methods, photographic and digital media, museum and gallery installations.
Our MA and MPhil courses combine anthropology with training in film-making and editing, visual methods, photography sensory ethnography and sound. You are provided with professional equipment and supported by internationally renowned staff comprising the largest visual anthropology faculty in Europe.
The Granada Centre's teaching and research continues to set the standard of excellence in the social sciences as well as arts. This was formally recognised by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), and by the AHRC, awarding the master's course the status of a professional preparation masters, something awarded to no other visual anthropology course in the UK.
Fees and funding
Both home and international students may benefit from scholarships, merit awards, bursaries and loans available at The University of Manchester.
- Home students may be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the government to cover a significant proportion of their tuition fees.
- International students may be eligible for a number of international scholarships, such as the Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship, the Global Futures Scholarship, or the GREAT Scholarship.
- Both home and international students who have studied at Manchester for their undergraduate degree and achieved a First may be eligible for the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme of a reduction of £3,000 in tuition fees.
For further information on fees and funding, available scholarships and bursaries, as well as their full eligibility criteria, please visit our funding pages.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time13 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Social Sciences
- +44 (0)161 804 9198