Anthropology - Linguistic Anthropology

The MA in Linguistic Anthropology is an advanced degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology with a particular emphasis on Linguistic Anthropology in which students are given a sophisticated introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline of Anthropology, a block of modules that open up and explore the conceptual and methodological core of the discipline, and a series of specialized modules in Linguistic Anthropology. Students are also required to write a thesis in Linguistic Anthropology. The MA in Linguistic Anthropology is primarily a scholarly degree that aims to equip students for later doctoral research in this sub-field or for work in roles that demand academic social-scientific knowledge or the particular skills of trained ethnographic researchers.

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


MHC66 Full Time
MHC67 Part Time

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Steve Coleman
Tel: 01-7083932
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Address: Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Subjects taught

Compulsory Modules (70 credits)

AN651 Social Thought (10 credits)
AN653 Writing Cultures (10 credits)
AN646 Foundations of Linguistic Anthropology (5 credits)
AN652 Key Concepts in Anthropology (10 credits)
AN666 Topics in Linguistic Anthropology (5 credits)
AN634T Thesis (30 credits)

Optional Modules (subject to availability)

AN647 Foundations of Medical Anthropology (5 credits)
AN648 Foundations of Material Culture and Design (5 credits)
AN649 Foundations of Anthropology & Development (5 credits)
AN862 Ethnography Winter School (5 credits)
AN657 Ethnographic Ireland (5 credits
AN630 Creole Culture (5 credits)
AN667 Topics in Medical Anthropology (5 credits)
AN668 Topics in Material Culture & Design (5 credits)
AN669 Topics in Anthropology & Development (5 credits)
PD606 Design Ethnography (7.5 credits)
GY621 Dublin Urban Laboratory (10 credits)
GY619 Public Engagement Research and Practice (10 credits)
GY627 Places, Landscapes, Mappings (10 credits)

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30/June/2019

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