The MA in Anthropology is a one-year taught master`s programme designed for students who have a curiosity about the wider world and how humans diversely experience living and being in that world. The field orientation of anthropology focuses on the links between global and local processes, between abstract theory and real behaviour, and among the various dimensions of human life - political, economic, familial, religious, etc. This course prepares students to solve real-world problems by equipping them with sophistication in social theory tempered by practical engagement with humans in their lived contexts. The MA course is quite intensive and is designed for students with a background in anthropology. Students with no background in anthropology may wish to consider the Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology.
The MA in Anthropology is an advanced degree in socio-cultural anthropology in which students are given a sophisticated introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline, a block of modules that open up and explore the conceptual and methodological core of the discipline, and a series of specialized modules that show the range of socio-cultural anthropology today. Students are also required to write a thesis. The MA in Anthropology is primarily a scholarly degree that aims to equip students for later doctoral research or for work in roles that demand academic social-scientific knowledge or the particular skills of trained ethnographic researchers.