12 months
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22500 GBP/year
11520 GBP/year
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About

The Social Anthropology programme from SOAS University of London is designed on a modular basis offering different routes to suit three categories of students: students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist topics and/or more regional and language-based study

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Overview

This Social Anthropology programme from SOAS University of London is also available as an alternative MA Medical Anthropology pathway, which is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to understand and address pressing global challenges in health and mental health from diverse perspectives: click here for more information.

Why study MA Social Anthropology at SOAS

  • SOAS is ranked 5th in the UK in the 2021 QS World University Rankings for Anthropology, and 16th in the world 
  • draw on the exceptional regional expertise of our academics in Asian, African, and Middle Eastern languages and politics, many of whom have joined us with a practical working knowledge of their disciplines
  • join our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the outside world of academia
  • flexibly structure your programme using our optional modules and/or the optional modules from other departments, including the opportunity to learn a regional language
  • we are specialists in the delivery of languages; your command of a language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities
  • this programme has a first-rate graduate employability record. 

Employment

Students from SOAS’ Department of Anthropology and Sociology develop an in-depth understanding of the world. Employers value our graduates’ cultural awareness and global perspective, as well as their skills in analysis, data interpretation and problem-solving.

Recent Department of Anthropology and Sociology graduates have been hired by:

  • Allen & Overy
  • BBC
  • British Council
  • Deloitte
  • Hackney Migrant Centre
  • IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • IOM- UN Migration
  • Media 52
  • New York Times
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • The Week
  • UNICEF
  • United Nations Development Programme

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology: Bodies and Cultures
  • Medical Anthropology: Global Perspectives
  • Dissertation in Anthropology and Sociology

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
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11520 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time 2 Years

  • UK/EU : £5,760
  • Overseas : £11,250

Part-time 3 Years

  • UK/EU : £3,840
  • Overseas : £7,500

Part-time 4 Years

  • UK/EU: £5,760
  • Overseas: £11,250

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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