Research course

Social Anthropology

Institution
University of Sussex · Anthropology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

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

Course content

  • 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.

Department specialisms

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.

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

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

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website
International students
Please see our website

Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/2017/global-studies/social-anthropology-phd

Scholarships

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

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
48 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
globalresearch@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 877107