Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #10 (WUR) , PA,
Penn Anthropology continues to pioneer innovations in anthropology and beyond. Our evolutionary anthropologists study population genetics and reproductive health, ancient hominids and modern primates, whether at laboratories on campus or at field sites in South America and the Middle East.

About

Anthropology is the key to the contemporary curriculum. Our courses are cross-listed in a variety of other departments: disciplinary, such as English, History, Linguistics, Biology, Psychology, and Religious Studies; areal, such as East Asian Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Near East Studies, African Studies, Africana Studies, and South Asian Studies; and professional schools and centers, such as Education, Design, Law, Wharton, Annenberg, Medicine, Nursing, Social Policy and Practice, and Public Health.

We have joint degree programs with several departments and schools. Our individual research topics engage a range of contemporary issues, including corporations and finance, media and communication, migration and demographics, science and technology, health and environment, heritage and identity, race and gender, violence and social control, poverty and rights, and political and economic development. This research informs the courses we teach.

Programme Structure

  • ANTHRO STUDY OF CULTURE
  • INTRO HUMAN EVOLUTION
  • GREAT TRANSFORMATIONS
  • WORLD MUSIC & CULTURES
  • BECOMING HUMAN
  • AMERICAN FOLKLORE
  • DEATH: ANTHRO PERSPECTIV
  • CHINESE CLTURE & SOCIETY
  • YOUTH AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA
  • ANTH OF GLOBAL LABOR
  • FEMINIST ETHNOGRAPHY
  • ECONOMICS OF HERITAGE
  • URBAN POVERTY & VIOLENCE

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

A Research Paper may be an expanded or improved version of a paper initially written for a course, in which case the criterion for acceptance would be that it demonstrates that the student is capable of independent research. The Research Paper is normally article length (about 25-60 pages, excluding the bibliography). After being accepted by the Graduate Group, the Research Paper is filed in the Department's archive. An MA Thesis may also begin within the framework of a course, but it must demonstrate the student's research ability and constitute a recognizable contribution to knowledge beyond the simple capacity to do research. 

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Tuition Fee

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    47668 EUR/year
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    Based on the original amount of 47668 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    47668 EUR/year
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    Based on the original amount of 47668 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
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