Research course

Social Anthropology

University of Sussex · Anthropology

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree in anthropology or a closely-related subject area.

In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Work with expert faculty conducting primary research, mainly through long-term ethnographic fieldwork.

You’ll be part of an active research community involving visiting doctoral students from overseas, postdoctoral fellows and our own faculty.

Sussex Anthropology has a reputation for world-leading research and a commitment to studying global issues, including:

  • health and the body
  • human rights
  • political movements
  • labour and global economy
  • religiosity and religious practices
  • environment and natural resources
  • migration and diaspora.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

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