Anthropology – Social

York University

M.A. On Campus
30 months
12550 CAD/year
2870 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Anthropology – Social program at York University focuses on the social/cultural anthropology of contemporary societies. The program is ideally suited to students who are independent thinkers and who value flexibility.


The Anthropology – Social program at York University emphasizes theoretical and practical research that combines conceptual sophistication, reflexivity and political engagement at various levels from the global to the regional and the local.

The program prepares students for careers as professional anthropologists within the academy and for a diverse range of local, national and international careers and professions outside the academy.

Core courses provide in-depth knowledge about established and innovate methodologies, foundational and cutting-edge theories, and historic and contemporary academic debates in anthropology.

There is also a strong emphasis on developing solid and transferable research skills. Elective courses provide breadth by analyzing change and complexity in social and cultural life in a range of contexts. Fieldwork, particularly in the PhD program, provides students with close-up engagements with political, social and cultural actors and locations.

Stream and Specializations:

  • Health, Illness & the Body
  • Knowledge Systems
  • Power, Politics & Development
  • Representation, Identity & Performance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar in Ethnographic Research, Practice, and Professionalization
  • Theory in Social Anthropology
  • Methods in Social Anthropology
  • Race, Culture and Schooling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resumé or CV
  • Sample of written work
  • Statement of Interest
  • 3 recommendation(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6275 CAD per semester and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    2870 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1435 CAD per semester and a duration of 30 months.


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