M.Res. On Campus

Social Anthropology

Brunel University London

12 months
16825 GBP/year
8735 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Anthropology programme from Brunel University London is a taught postgraduate degree that will equip you with high quality training in anthropology and anthropological research, particularly if you are considering PhD study.


This course may also suit you if you’re keen to enhance your career through the acquisition of advanced knowledge and research skills in anthropology, or if you haven’t studied anthropology before, but have a stronger interest developing your own research.

A unique feature of this programme is the opportunity to design, in collaboration with academic staff, a set of guided modules from the suite of anthropology taught subjects, to suit your particular research interests in social anthropology.

The Social Anthropology programme from Brunel University London marries the best aspects of the traditional apprenticeship system of anthropology, where you will work with a leading anthropologist in their geographical area of interest.

Brunel student projects in anthropology have been or are currently funded by a number of funding sources including the British Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme, the World Health Organization, national and local governments as well as NGOs.

Careers and your future

The MRes is specifically designed for those considering doctoral or PhD study in anthropology, as well as a stand-alone qualification. The broad range of research strategies taught also makes it an excellent basis for professional development and research in other areas of social science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Dissertation in Social Anthropology Research
  • Thinking Anthropologically
  • Anthropology of the Body
  • Anthropology of the Person
  • Critical Perspectives on International Development
  • Kinship, Sex and Gender
  • Guided Study Module

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science subject with a personal statement demonstrating knowledge of interest in subject area , or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • An equivalent professional qualification (e.g. from a Health, Teaching or Child Welfare background or similar).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16825 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8735 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students

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.


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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