Taught course

Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography

Institution
University of Kent · School of Anthropology and Conservation
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or associated fields. In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies and the programme convenor.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography offers a unique opportunity to explore traditional and experimental means of using visual and audio-visual media to research, represent and produce anthropological knowledge.

It teaches visual anthropology theory and practice in combination with the expansive research methodologies and ethnographic focus of social anthropology. You explore the use of collaborative video production to represent anthropological knowledge, developing critical skills of visual and multi-sensory analysis. You have access to professional video equipment and video-editing software.

This programme is designed as an advanced course in social anthropology and is for students who have already studied anthropology either as a degree course or as part of a degree course at undergraduate level. It provides in-depth generalist training in anthropology and is designed for those who wish to gain a strong grounding in visual anthropology while gaining practical skills and developing their own expertise and interests in new, productive and collaborative areas.

Why study with us?

  • One year Master's programme.
  • Integration between social anthropology and visual anthropology supports the development of expansive, creative, ethnographically grounded and issues based interests.
  • Emphasis on experience-based learning through local outreach and collaboration in local placements.
  • Committed to practice-led theory taught by active researchers.
  • Hands-on methods training to prepare you for independent research.
  • A wide choice of optional modules allows for further specialisation in areas of expertise.
  • Small group and feedback-based teaching using state-of-the-art digital video, sound recording, photographic equipment and web-based platforms.
  • Supportive, international and friendly atmosphere facilitating collaboration and learning within the school across regional and theoretical areas.

Information for international students

Please see our International website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding web pages for the most current information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Anthropology and Conservation
Email
sacadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827013