Anthropology & Development

The course is designed for development and humanitarian aid professionals (and those who envisage such a career) who would like to add an anthropological perspective to their development expertise. It provides a holistic and critical approach to culture, the inevitable context of all relief and development activity.

This is a one year Full-time programme designed for honours Accounting graduates who have exemptions from CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification.

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree grade II (2.2) in Anthropology or related discipline is required. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHC62 1 year Full-time
MHC63 Part-Time

Careers or further progression

This Masters prepares students for a career in community work, education, the health professions, international aid and development, NGO work, and business and administration.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator: Dr Chandana Mathur
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6083 / 3984
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3570
Email: /

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include anthropology and development, theory and ethnographic practice and research methodology.


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/2019

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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