The Medical Anthropology course from the University of Oxford it provides the necessary basis for future anthropological research and an excellent cross-cultural grounding for those aiming to pursue a career in anthropology, global health or other health-related fields.
The MSc consists of four papers on which you will be examined in June, and a 10,000-word dissertation which you will submit in late August. The three core papers, taught across Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, each comprise 16 lectures, three tutorials and one debate. You will also select an option paper, which may have a topical or regional focus, based on your own interests
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.
Many graduates enter teaching and research, though this often requires a doctorate. There is some recruitment to public bodies, the larger private companies, development agencies, NGOs etc.
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The core papers are as follows:
- Critical Medical Anthropology
- Biocultural Approaches to Medicine
- Anthropologies of the Body
There is one core seminar series in medical anthropology, the Medical Anthropology Research Seminars in Michaelmas term.
The dissertation is an independent piece of work written after the June examinations
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesAnthropology Health Sciences View 115 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any discipline.
- Under the UK system, applicants should have a minimum of 65% in at least one prior degree.
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.
International28040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA18455 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18455 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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