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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc aims to provide sufficient knowledge of advanced medically related anthropology to enable students to utilise anthropological approaches in a range of research and professional roles. We train students in theoretical and applied aspects of the field, preparing them for careers that engage with and impact real-world contexts.

Our approach to Medical Anthropology is broad and open-minded, encompassing applied work, analysis of cultural diversity issues in clinical practice, therapeutic narratives, critical medical anthropology, global health, studies of traditional medical systems and ritual healing, psychological anthropology, mental health, and biosocial approaches. UCL Anthropology was the first in the UK to integrate biological and social anthropology with material culture into a broad-based conception of the discipline. UCL Medical Anthropology became the fourth major section of the department, integrating interpretive, critical and applied Medical Anthropology perspectives.

Currently ranked among the top 10 universities by the QS World University Rankings, with our Anthropology department ranked 4th in the world (making it the top ranked Anthropology department in London and the third in the UK and Europe), UCL is very international in orientation. This makes for a diverse and interesting cohort. Our excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 also identify us as a leading Anthropology department in the UK, offering an exceptional breadth of expertise. The MSc has a flexible structure, allowing students to create their own path and explore topics of interest to them.

University College London was established in 1826 as an alternative to Oxford and Cambridge, becoming the first university in England to admit students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the wider anthropological community in London and the department's strong links with European universities and international institutions.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, small-group presentations and discussion, tutorials, laboratory and practical work, independent directed reading, interactive teamwork, and video film and web based courses. Assessment is through one examination, two essays, optional module requirements and the research dissertation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)20 7679 1040