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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
The Department of Anthropology at Memorial has strong intellectual roots in both Europe and North America. At the graduate level, we offer thesis-based MA and PhD programs, both of which require ethnographic fieldwork.

About

  • Our students benefit from the fact that we are a small department, which places a high priority on graduate supervision.
  • Many of our former graduate students have gone on to become professional anthropologists. Others have used anthropology to build careers in fields such as journalism, filmmaking, and public policy. In recent decades, the Department has placed a strong emphasis on the use of film and video in our research projects and has established a Visual Anthropology Unit, comprised of several faculty members and graduate students. A number of graduate students have been able to produce ethnographic films to accompany their thesis research. All graduate students have access to the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork, which houses a range of recording and processing equipment, including audio and video recorders and editing equipment, as well as a highly skilled full-time staff member to provide technical support and training.
  • The MA program offers both course and thesis options. The thesis option requires an extended period of ethnographic fieldwork and can be completed in two years. The course option does not involve fieldwork and can be completed in one year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Health and Illness: Cultural Contexts and Constructions
  • Anthropology of Gender
  • Anthropology of Underclass Life
  • Social Organization
  • Culture and Personality
  • The Community
  • Language and Culture
  • Atlantic Regional Studies
  • Social and Economic Development
  • Newfoundland Ethnography
  • Labrador Ethnography
  • Ethnography of a Single Region.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study

Application checklist:

  • Graduate Web Application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency (must be submitted by post mail).
  • Additional forms and documents may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1270 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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