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Anthropology & Development

Course Structure
Those intending to take the Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology and Development are expected to take 40 credits in total. Except in circumstances where permission is given, students are expected to complete the three 10-credit foundational modules in semester 1, Social Thought, Key Concepts in Anthropology, and Writing Cultures. The remaining 10 credits should be completed in the form of two 5-credit modules, one from the advanced foundational choices available in semester 2, ideally Ethnographic Ireland and Creole Culture, and one of the following: Foundations of Anthropology and Development, or Topics in Anthropology and Development.

Entry requirements

A degree (2.2 or higher) in Anthropology or cognate discipline, or a recognised international equivalent.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850.

Duration

1 year Part-time

Careers or further progression

Career Options
This course can enhance the career of development professionals by equipping them with a critical perspective informed by anthropology's holistic approach. It is also suitable for those interested in pursuing NGO work in the voluntary/charity sector.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator Dr Chandana Mathur
Tel +353 (0)1 708 6083
Fax +353 (0)1 708 3570
Email Chandana.mathur@mu.ie /anthropology.office@mu.ie
Website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/anthropology
Address Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Subjects taught

Students take a total of 40 credits over 1 year.
Compulsory Modules (30 credits)
AN651 Social Thought (10 credits)
AN653 Writing Cultures (10 credits)
AN652 Key Concepts in Anthropology (10 credits)
AN649 Foundations of Anthropology & Development (5 credits)

Optional Modules (subject to availability)
AN646 Foundations of Linguistic Anthropology (5 credits)
AN647 Foundations of Medical Anthropology (5 credits)
AN648 Foundations of Material Culture and Design (5 credits)
AN657 Ethnographic Ireland (5 credits)
AN630 Creole Culture (5 credits)
PD606 Design Ethnography (7.5 credits)
PD602 People, Society and Design (5 credits)
GY619 Public Engagement Research and Practice (10 credits)
GY625 Spaces of Algorithmic Governance (10 credits)
GY627 Places, Landscapes, Mappings (10 credits)
GY629 Spatial Justice: Geographies of Social & Environmental Change (10 credits)
MD622 Critical & Creative Media Research (10 credits)
MD624 Irish Media History (10 credits)
MD626 Media Archives (10 credits)
MD629 Screen Production: Formats and Genres (10 credits)
MD630 Creative Interactive Computing (10 credits)
MD631 Writing for Screen Media (10 credits)
MD632 Media Publics: Digital Media, Public Discourse and Politics (10 credits)

This course can serve as a foundation for further work to complete an MA in Anthropology & Development.

Comment

Maynooth University is home to the only department of anthropology in the Republic of Ireland. Our department was established in 1983 and since then has gained an international reputation for the quality of its research and the teaching and learning experience it provides.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30 June 2020.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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