12 months
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23400 GBP/year
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About

The MRes Social Anthropology at the SOAS University of London offers students training in social science research methods, with a strong focus on ethnographic methods. It aims to provide students with the skills they need to conduct research at a doctoral level, or to work as social science researchers. 

Overview

The MRes Social Anthropology at the SOAS University of London is designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the ESRC’s research training guidelines. It is intended for students with a good first degree (minimum of a 2.1) in social anthropology and/or a taught Masters degree in social anthropology. Most students would be expected to progress to PhD registration at the end of the degree. 

By the end of the program students will:

  • have achieved practical competence in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools
  • have the ability to understand key issues of method and theory, and to understand the epistemological issues involved in using different methods

In addition to key issues of research design, students will be introduced to a range of specific research methods and tools including:

  • interviewing, collection and analysis of oral sources, analysis and use of documents, participatory research methods, issues of triangulation research validity and reliability, writing and analysing field notes, and ethnographic writing
  • social statistics techniques relevant for fieldwork and ethnographic data analysis

Discipline specific training in anthropology includes:

  • ethnographic methods and participant observation
  • ethical and legal issues in anthropological research
  • the logistics of long-term fieldwork
  • familiarisation with appropriate regional and theoretical literatures
  • writing-up (in the field and producing ethnography) and communicating research results
  • language training

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Body politics: the anthropology of "race", gender and desire
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Contemporary World: Migration, Space, Identities
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Contemporary World: Cultures of Resistance and the Dissolution of Boundaries
  • Medical Anthropology: Bodies and Cultures
  • Anthropology of Food: Diet, Society and Environment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or international equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed. 
  • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
  • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11980 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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