The department grants an M.A. in Anthropology in the following areas of specialization: Archaeology, Health, Biological, and Cultural. Students admitted to the M.A. program have the option of doing coursework and then 1) writing a MRP (1-year), or 2) writing a scholarly thesis (2-year) which demonstrates ability to conduct original research. This program is offered by the McMaster University.
Many employers are interested in the skills which Anthropology graduate students tend to possess. These include:
- Knowledge about biological, ecological, cultural and long-term historical factors that influence human behaviour
- Theoretical approaches and practical methods for enhancing cross-cultural understanding
- Knowledge of a variety of ethnic and cultural groups living in Canada and abroad
- Skills in social research, qualitative interviewing and fieldwork, as well as quantitative methods
- Experience in both writing descriptive and analytical reports
- The ability to analyze the root causes of social problems, and to work towards solutions with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
More informationVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Anthropology: Sex, Food and Death
- Introduction to Anthropology: Race, Religion and Conflict
- The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
- Archaeology of Environmental Crisis and Response
- Introduction to Biological Anthropology
- Human Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology View 23 other Masters in Anthropology in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The University requires, as the major indicator of ability to complete a Master’s program successfully, the holding of an Honours bachelor’s degree with at least a B+ average (equivalent to a McMaster 8.5 GPA out of 12) in the most current 20 half credit courses in the discipline, or relating to the discipline, in which the applicant proposes to do graduate work.
- Applicants are advised that admission is highly competitive, and that achieving this minimum scholastic criterion is normally not sufficient for an offer of admission.
- In some circumstances, exceptionally qualified students holding an Honours BA in Anthropology may be offered direct entry into the Ph.D program.
International11396 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5698 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National4204 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2102 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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