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Entry requirements

Normally 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 programme offers intensive training in the anthropology of politics, violence and crime. It provides a solid foundation in ethnographic theory, analysis and method. It does so to uniquely enable you to utilise anthropology as a tool to conduct research on questions tied to the state, law, democracy, conflict, revolution, terror, criminality and carceral systems, across different times and places.

Crucially the MSc Program in Politics, Violence and Crime draws on the exceptional range and depth of ethnographic and theoretical expertise at UCL Anthropology. Our faculty have conducted extensive fieldwork on topics such as communal violence and organized crime in South Asia, ongoing revolutions in South America and the Middle East, genocides and wars in Central Africa, and democracy and law in India and Venezuela. The MSc builds upon the Department's involvement with the Sigrid Rausing Trust, which supports cutting-edge research in the global field of human rights, transparency and accountability, conflict, litigation and gender.

UCL Anthropology ranks fourth in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, making it the top ranked institution in London, and third in the UK and Europe for the subject. Our excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 also identify us as a leading Anthropology department in the UK. The department was the first in the UK to integrate biological and social anthropology with material culture into a broad-based conception of the discipline.

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
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 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. It includes a research seminar series with invited speakers. Assessment is through unseen examination, essays, and the research dissertation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)20 7679 1040