A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This programme offers an intensive introduction to contemporary social anthropology.
It is primarily intended for graduates with little or no previous training in anthropology; these may be either students contemplating future doctoral research in the subject or students who wish to acquire anthropological expertise to supplement their existing range of professional skills.
Whether your aim is to explore the possibilities of doctoral research or add anthropological expertise to your existing professional skills, this MSc offers an intensive introduction to social anthropology.
We provide a programme of study that will enable you to engage reflexively with the particularities of your own cultural and social context as well as with the possibilities inherent in cross-cultural comparison.
Working within a rich and active research culture, we shall explore the distinctive nature of social anthropology and its contribution to a critical and informed understanding of the contemporary world – a world reflected in the diversity of our students and the wide variety of our research/teaching interests.
Courses range from those offering an overview of theories and theorists to those examining specific issues such as kinship, gender, development and religion.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0) 131 651 3064/5074