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Research Methods (Anthropology)

Durham University

12 months
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21360 GBP/year
8700 GBP/year
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About

The MA Research Methods (Anthropology) course offered by Durham University includes training in qualitative and quantitative methods needed by researchers in social sciences and draws on expertise within the Department of Anthropology to provide specialised training in either sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology, the anthropology of development or cultural evolution.

Overview

Description

This Economic and Social Research Council approved MA provides training in research methods with a focus on methods used by researchers in anthropology. At the end of this course, you will be well-prepared to go on to do research in Anthropology or a related discipline. Most students expect to move on to a PhD.

It is affiliated to the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership, which offers funding to British and European Union students interested in taking the course preparatory to moving on to a PhD at Durham.

The full-time course runs for a full year, from October to September. You will attend classes between October and December (Michaelmas Term) and January and March (Epiphany), with assessment in April and May (Easter Term), and then work, under the supervision of a specialist supervisor, to complete a dissertation in September. This is often a pilot project for a PhD project. You will take core modules on qualitative and quantitative methods which will be co-ordinated through the Durham Research Methods Centre. Further modules are chosen from within each specialist pathway.

The MA Research Methods (Anthropology) course is offered by Durham University.

Programme Structure

  • The course is delivered through a mixture of interactive lectures, seminars 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 programme’s formal contact hours. 

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
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21360 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time Fees

  • EU students: £4,800 per year
  • Island students students: £11,800 per year

Living costs for Durham

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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