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Anthropology - Linguistic Anthropology

Overview
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.

Duration

MHC66 1 Year Full Time
MHC67 2 Years Part Time

Careers or further progression

Career Options
An anthropology degree provides an excellent preparation for a wide variety of fields in both public and private sectors, and is an especially good foundation for an international career. Anthropology has become increasingly important as a job skill in the context of globalisation, where a deeper understanding of cultural difference is crucial, both locally and internationally. Our graduates go on to employment in a wide variety of careers in community work, education, the health professions, product design, international aid and development projects, NGO work, business and administration, and more.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Steve Coleman
Tel: 01-7083932
Email: steve.coleman@mu.ie, / anthropology.office@mu.ie
Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/anthropology
Address: Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Subjects taught

MHC66:
Students take a total of 90 credits over 1 year.

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)
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)
PD602 People, Society and Design (5 credits)
PD606 Design Ethnography (7.5 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 & Genres (10 credits)
MD630 Creative Interactive Computing (10 credits)
MD631 Writing for Screen Media (10 credits)
MD632 Media Publics: Digital Media, Public Discourse and Political Formations (10 credits)

MHC67:
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)
AN646 Foundations of Linguistic Anthropology (5 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)
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 (Linguistic Anthropology).

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30 June 2020

Enrolment and start dates

Commences September

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