Taught course

Medical Anthropology

University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this programme are normally a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in social or medical sciences. Given the applied nature of the programme, professional experience may compensate for lower than normal academic entry requirements. Applicants with a degree in the humanities may be accepted, subject to appraisal by the programme director.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Programme in Medical Anthropology gives students an advanced understanding of health, illness and medicine in a globalizing world.

The Programme:

  • introduces students to the key debates in current medical anthropology
  • enables students to think through health and healing practices with social theory;
  • offers training in anthropological research methods for health-related settings;
  • provides students with an understanding of the possibilities and limits of medical anthropology within broader debates about global health.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 651 3064