Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Social Anthropology

This course provides training in anthropology and anthropological research. The degree is of particular relevance for those who wish to use such training as a foundation for PhD study or who are keen to enhance their careers through the acquisition of advanced knowledge and research skills. Accordingly, the MRes can be completed as a qualification in itself, or as the 1st stage in a 4 year PhD programme.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree from a UK institution; an equivalent overseas qualification; or an equivalent professional qualification (e.g. from a health, teaching or child welfare background or similar). Candidates not fully meeting these criteria may nevertheless be considered. English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all sub-scores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: ethnographic research methods 1 and 2; dissertation in social anthropology research. Optional modules include: the anthropology of the body; anthropology of the person; anthropology of international development; kinship, sex and gender; themes in psychiatric anthropology; themes in psychological anthropology; the anthropology of childhood; anthropological perspectives of humanitarian assistance; anthropological perspectives of war; the anthropology of youth; the anthropology of global health; applied medical anthropology in the arena of global health; anthropology of education; anthropology of learning; guided study module; ethnicity, identity and culture; medical anthropology in clinical and community settings.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by essays, practical assignments (e.g., analysis of a short field exercise) and a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. This dissertation is based on fieldwork undertaken by the candidate. There are no examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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