Research course

Social Anthropology

University of Cambridge · Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Entry requirements

Either a good undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology (first, 2.1) or an MA or MPhil in Social Anthropology, high pass. Demonstrated proficiency in the English language and the availability of appropriate supervision.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

Changing and innovative approaches to the discipline build on a tradition of 100 years. Foremost department in the UK in terms of numbers of PhD students and successful first destinations. Students have access to all staff and their specialisms. Sustained individual supervision and assistance with application for fieldwork funds.

Department specialisms

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

Information for international students

Overseas: Cambridge Overseas Research Studentships, Cambridge Overseas Trust, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Gates Scholarships. Dept ORS Equivalent Studentship and William Wyse. COT/CCT/Gates one year studentships are offered.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: ESRC, Domestic Research Studentships, William Wyse Studentship.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
01223 334599
01223 335993