Research course

Social Anthropology

University of Sussex · Anthropology

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% of overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be 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.

We also offer a 1+3 route incorporating the MSc in Social Research Methods or further specialist research training modules within Year 1 for those without the required research training. Further information about the 1+3 can be found here

Months of entry

January, May, September

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, science and the body
  • gender and sexuality
  • human rights, justice and violence
  • politics, power and political movements
  • the global economy, finance and development
  • moral and alternative economies
  • race, ethnicity and indigeneity
  • religion and religious practices
  • environment, natural resources and extractive industries
  • migration, transnationalism and connectivity
  • visual anthropology, culture and media.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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