Brunel University London
The course aims to equip students with a broad, general understanding of anthropology and how it might be applied to medical and health-related problems. Through the close study of key texts in medical anthropology, the original fieldwork experiences of your lecturers, and through designing and undertaking (with our guidance) your own research project, you will also develop a deeper understanding of how people�s ideas about the world � as well as the structural constraints within which they find themselves � have an impact on their understanding and experience of often taken-for-granted ideas about health, sickness and disease.
A UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification; applicants with other degrees that have relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis; applicants will be interviewed either in person or by telephone; students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, 20 in listening, 20 in speaking and 20 in writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).
Modules include: Ethnographic research methods; medical anthropology in clinical and community settings; global health in anthropological perspective or disability and difference; compulsory reading modules: contemporary anthropological theory; political and economic issues in anthropology; dissertation. Optional modules: the anthropology of the body; ethnicity, culture and identity; anthropology of the person; kinship, sex and gender.
Assessment is by essay, practical assignments (e.g. analysis of a short field exercise) and a dissertation of 15,000 words.
The Cecil Helman Scholarship Fund offers between two and four students up to �1,000 to help them to complete field research for their dissertations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Brunel University London||Uxbridge||UB8 3PH||South East|