Research course


University of Kent · School of Anthropology and Conservation
PhDMA by researchMSc by research

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or other associated fields.

Months of entry


Course content

All of our Anthropology Master’s programmes are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as having research training status, so successful completion of these courses is sufficient preparation for research in the various fields of social anthropology. Many of our students go on to do PhD research. Others use their Master’s qualification in employment ranging from research in government departments to teaching to consultancy work overseas.

We welcome students with the appropriate background for research. If you wish to study for a single year, you can do the MA or MSc by research, a 12-month independent research project.

If you are interested in registering for a research degree, you should contact the member of staff whose research is the most relevant to your interests. You should include a curriculum vitae, a short (1,000-word) research proposal, and a list of potential funding sources.

Department specialisms

Social and Cultural Anthroplogy; Anthropology and Computing.

Information for international students

Please see for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
60=72 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Anthropology and Conservation
+44 (0)1227 827928
+44 (0)1227 827289