Research course

Social Anthropological Research

University of Cambridge · Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Entry requirements

Intended for students with substantial background in subject (preferably degree); demonstrated proficiency in English language. For those who wish to enhance genetic social science skills in combination with anthropological expertise at an advanced level. May or may not intend to continue to a PhD. Our research interests in embryonic form.

Months of entry


Course content

Course is intended for students who already have a substantial background in social anthropology (preferably a degree in the subject) and provides: (a) training in generic social science methods (b) intensive research training in social anthropology, and (c) the opportunity to complete a research thesis under academic guidance, either as a vehicle for planning doctoral research or a freestanding project as taught under a Joint Schools Interdisciplinary Programme.

Department specialisms

Comparative Anthropology; History of World Civilisations; Transformations of Post-Socialist Societies; Innovation and the New Technologies; Medicine and Indigenous Knowledge Practices; New Economic Forms; Development Anthropology.

Information for international students

(First instance students only) Overseas Research Studentship, Gates, Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts, Cambridge European Trust and Department's ORS Equivalent Studentship, William Wyse Studentship. COT/CCT/Gates one year studentships are offered.

Fees and funding

(First instance students only) UK/EU: ESRC, Domestic Research Studentships, William Wyse Studentship, Gates (EU).
Overseas: Overseas Research Studentships, Gates, Cambridge Commonwealth/Overseas Trusts, dept ORS Equivalent Studentship and William Wyse.
COT/CCT/Gates one year studentships are offered.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
01223 334599
01223 335993