Taught course

Anthropology, Art and Perception

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

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree (2.1 or better) or equivalent

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.

Course highlights

  • Students will explore new ways of thinking anthropologically and gain access to cutting-edge research tools for future research, including practical 'learning labs' with invited experts and a field visit.
  • The course benefits from small class sizes and an interdisciplinary approach.
  • MRes students take part in the Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) Programme, which brings postgraduate anthropology students across Scotland together on retreat as part of the Department's commitment to excellence and innovation in research training.

Course description

The MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception is led by the Department of Social Anthropology within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies.

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

  • the senses and perception in anthropology
  • apprenticeship and practice-based research
  • observation and the use of attention in drawing, photography, sound and film
  • the relationship between art and psychology
  • representation
  • 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 an important training for students interested in a career in the heritage sector, development, the creative industries, workplace management and design.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Other qualifications are accepted: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation60 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
socanthadmin@st-and.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 462977