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A First-class Honours Degree or strong High Pass in a Master's degree in Social Anthropology is normally required.
Months of entry
The MRes in Social Anthropology is intended for students who already have full training at undergraduate and/or Master's level in the methods and perspectives of Social/Cultural Anthropology.
The course is a one-year period of rigorous training in research issues and methods that leads to the production of an independently-researched 15,000 word dissertation (dissertation) and a substantial fieldwork proposal. The taught portion of the MRes programme is the same as the nine-month PhD pre-fieldwork training programme: students take the same courses in ethnographic methods and social theory, and receive the same close interaction with their supervisor, a senior member of department staff. There is also training in quantitative social science methods.
The course offers critical discussion of students' research projects and provides training in:
- how fieldwork contributes to social scientific knowledge;
- how to isolate the theoretical questions that inform particular pieces of ethnography; and
- how to identify the kinds of empirical evidence necessary to address those questions.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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