Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Anthropology of International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

The course will appeal to graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including: anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, geography, law and development studies. It will provide the necessary training to enable students to seek employment with NGOs (such as Oxfam and Save the Children Fund), international agencies (such as the World Health Organisation and the World Food Programme) and the civil service (such as the UK Department for International Development). It will also provide a useful stepping stone for those seeking to undertake doctoral research in international development.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st or 2nd Class 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. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: dissertation in anthropology of international development and humanitarian assistance; ethnographic research methods 1 and 2; anthropology of international development; anthropological perspectives of humanitarian assistance; anthropological perspectives of war; compulsory reading module (political and economic issues in anthropology); compulsory reading module (contemporary anthropological theory). Plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is variously by essay and practical assignment (e.g. analysis of a short field exercise); a final dissertation of approximately 15000 words, based on fieldwork in the UK or abroad, is also required.

Qualifications

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