Course Learning and Teaching
The MSc Medical Anthropology course offered by Durham University provides a strong grounding in ethnographic approaches to the study of health, the political ecology of health and the application of anthropology to contemporary public health concerns, as well as a diverse range of options in areas such as theories of the body and evolutionary medicine.
The course is delivered through a mixture of interactive lectures, seminars, practical sessions and workshops, in addition to one-to-one dissertation supervision. Typically, lectures deliver key information on progressively more advanced themes and topics. Seminars provide an opportunity to reflect in more depth upon material delivered in lectures and gathered from independent study outside the course formal contact hours. They give you an opportunity to engage with academic issues at the cutting-edge of research in Anthropology, in a learning environment focused on discussion and debate of current issues.
Throughout the course, all students meet fortnightly with their degree tutor, who provides academic support and guidance. Furthermore, all members of teaching staff have weekly office hours when they are available to meet with you on a ‘drop-in’ basis, or can be e-mailed to arrange a mutually agreeable time. You will work closely with leading academics to develop an original piece of research for your dissertation, and guidance on your dissertation is also provided by the dissertation leader. Before the academic year starts, we provide information on preparing for the course. On arrival, we have induction sessions, including a field trip and social events, headed by the Director of Postgraduate Studies and the degree tutor for Medical Anthropology. You can also attend an introduction to our departmental research groups, including the Anthropology of Health Research Group.
- study of health
- the political ecology of health
- the application of anthropology to contemporary public health concerns
- theories of the body
- evolutionary medicine
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesAnthropology Human Medicine Health Sciences View 132 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
- A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.
- References play an important part in the admissions process.
International24200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part Time Fees
- EU students: £6,215 per year
- Island students students: £13,310 per year
Living costs for Durham
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