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Medical Anthropology

The MSc in Medical Anthropology offers a unique opportunity to engage with anthropological approaches to the study of health drawing on sociocultural, ecological and evolutionary perspectives. The course provides a strong grounding in ethnographic approaches to the study of health, the political ecology of health and the application of anthropology to contemporary public health concerns, as well as a diverse range of options in areas such as theories of the body and evolutionary medicine. Our unique biosocial approach to the anthropology of health is one of our key strengths and attracts a wide range of students, contributing to a stimulating and exciting learning environment. An emphasis on developing and applying research skills is also central to our degree. The course is taught by the academic researchers from our highly regarded Anthropology of Health Research Group.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. Please email us on study@durham.ac.uk for advice on relevant topics. References play an important part in the admissions process.

Course modules

Core modules introduce the Anthropology of Global Health and Public Health Anthropology and anthropological methods. Students can choose to focus on qualitative or quantitative methods or to train in both.

Assessment methods

Students work closely with leading academics to develop an original piece of research for their dissertation, and guidance on the dissertation is also provided by the dissertation leader.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 18,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 10,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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