A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Our Social Anthropology group forms an international centre of excellence for postgraduate training, recognised as one of the premier research departments in the UK.
Applied research includes policy-related work on asylum seekers, non-governmental organisations, sustainable development and participatory rights. Our regional expertise is not confined to Scotland and the UK but includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and North and South America.
Particular research strengths include:
- law and justice
- politics, governance and the state
- nationalism and citizenship
- war, violence and displacement
- medicine and health
- science and technology studies
- history and theory of anthropology
- development and environment
- kinship and relatedness
- death and the limits of the body
- material culture, identity and memory
- contemporary hunter-gatherers
- linguistic anthropology
- urban anthropology
- anthropology of landscape
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
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0) 131 651 1560/3064