By confronting you with the remarkable diversity of human social and cultural experience, our aim is to encourage you to question taken-for-granted assumptions and to view the world from a new perspective.
Through a set of core course units, comprising about a third of coursework credits, you are provided with a comprehensive grounding in classical as well as contemporary debates in social anthropology and are introduced to the distinctive research methods and ethical positions associated with the discipline. You then complete your coursework credits by choosing from a broad range of units offered around the Faculty of Humanities.
The MA Social Anthropology course from The University of Manchester trains you in a broad range of transferable skills that are useful in many walks of life, including assessing basic research reports, effective essay-writing, oral presentational skills in seminars and other contexts, basic computing skills, using the internet as a research tool and conducting bibliographic research.
Past graduates of the MA in Social Anthropology have gone on to many different careers, both inside and outside of academic life. As it is a 'conversion' course aimed at those who want to explore anthropology after undergraduate studies in another field, or at least within a different anthropological tradition, it often represents a major change of career direction, opening up a wide range of different possibilities.
- MA Ethnography Reading Seminar
- Key Approaches in Social Anthropology
- Contemporary Debates in Social Anthropology
- Medical Anthropology
- An Anthropology of Science, Magic and Expertise
- Anthropology of Development and Humanitarianism
- Anthropology of the Arctic
- The good life: an anthropology of ethics
- Documentary and Sensory Media
- Images, Text, Fieldwork
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Anthropology Sociology View 253 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
- UK 2:1 (or overseas equivalent, eg GPA 3.00+ in many North American systems) in an appropriate subject for direct MA entry
- UK 2:2 (or overseas equivalent, eg GPA 2.70+ in many North American systems) in an appropriate subject for Postgraduate Diploma route entry.
International23000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK students (per annum): £5,750
- International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,500
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