Taught course

Social Anthropology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Social Anthropology
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (or overseas equivalent, eg GPA 3.00+ in many North American systems) in an appropriate subject for direct MA entry UK 2:2 (or overseas equivalent, eg GPA 2.00+ in many North American systems) in an appropriate subject for Postgraduate Diploma route entry.

Cities & Migration Culture, Ethnography & Development Latin American Studies Media & Performance Museums & Material Culture Research Methods Visual & Sensory Media

Months of entry

September

Course content

The general objective of this programme is to communicate an anthropologically-informed understanding of social life in both Western and non-Western societies. By confronting students with the remarkable diversity of human social and cultural experience, its aim is to encourage them to question taken-for-granted assumptions and to view the world from a new perspective.

Through a set of core modules, accounting for 50% of the coursework credits, students are provided with a comprehensive grounding in classical as well as contemporary debates in social anthropology and are introduced to the distinctive research methods and ethical positions associated with the discipline. For the other 50% of credits, students may choose from a broad range of around 50 different modules offered around the Faculty of Humanities. Through these options, students apply the social anthropological theories and methods learnt on the core modules to particular substantive themes and topics. Diploma students complete their coursework in May and formally graduate in July. Over the summer vacation, MA students carry out research for a 15,000 word dissertation that is submitted in September. They then would normally expect to graduate formally in December.

Most of the coursework optional modules have been organized into pathways based on particular themes and topics. These are designed to ensure both an academic and timetabling fit between the options. If they wish, students are able, on the basis of past experience and/or future goals, to select a pathway shortly after registration in consultation with the programme director. MA students' dissertation topics will normally also relate to this pathway. In total, there are currently seven pathways. Click here for an overview of the pathways.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Fees and funding

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 1296
Fax
+44 (0)161 275 2450