Research course

Social Anthropology

Institution
University of Sussex · Anthropology
Qualifications
PhD

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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.

AREAS OF STUDY:

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.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in our prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
globalresearch@sussex.ac.uk