Taught course

Anthropology, Art and Perception

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. We welcome applications from students with an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology and from those with no previous anthropological experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception provides training for postgraduate research into the anthropology of human creativity, art, material culture and visual expression. It takes perception as its starting point and draws on themes extending across the subject boundaries between art and anthropology.

The programme takes perception as its starting point and draws on themes extending across the subject boundaries between art and anthropology. These themes include:

  • the senses and perception in anthropology
  • the role of community and cooperation in both making and use of apprenticeship and practice-based research
  • observation and the use of attention in drawing, photography, sound and film
  • the relationship between art and psychology
  • representation
  • a practical sensory project
  • heritage
  • design anthropology
  • commonalities between anthropological field work and contemporary arts practice.

The MRes provides an excellent grounding in contemporary research themes and innovative research methods for students aiming to do a PhD in anthropology, visual culture, design anthropology, heritage studies, and related subjects. It also provides important training for students interested in a career in the heritage sector, development, the creative industries, workplace management and design.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£20,370

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
socanthadmin@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2977