A Masters degree in anthropology although those with a Masters degree in a closely related discipline may also be admitted. In exceptional circumstances, candidates with other backgrounds may be considered. Applicants must submit an outline research proposal of two to three pages indicating the nature, ambitions and primary questions of the project.
Months of entry
January, September, May
- PhD in Social Anthropology
- MPhil in Social Anthropology
Work with expert faculty conducting primary research, mainly through long-term ethnographic fieldwork.
Sussex Anthropology has a reputation for world-leading research and a commitment to studying global issues, including:
- body health
- human rights
- political movements
- labour and global economy
- religiosity and religious practices
- environment and natural resources
- migration and diaspora.
You’ll be part of an active research community involving visiting doctoral students from overseas, postdoctoral fellows and our own faculty.
For further information visit the webpage below.
Information for international students
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section.
English Language Support
Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.
Additional information for international students
We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.
Visas and Immigration
Fees and funding
Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/2017/global-studies/social-anthropology-phd
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Postgraduate Masters Loan
MPhil students might be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
- +44 (0)1273 877107