Research Methods (Anthropology)
This course provides training in research methods with a focus on methods used by researchers in anthropology. The course includes training in qualitative and quantitative methods needed by researchers in social sciences, and draws on expertise within the Department of Anthropology to provide specialised training in sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology, the anthropology of development or cultural evolution.
A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Compulsory modules: dissertation; perspectives on social research; fieldwork and interpretation; either: applied statistics or statistical exploration and reasoning and quantitative research methods in social science. Modules to the value of 60 credits, must come from only 1 pathway. modules marked * are compulsory for that pathway. Sociocultural pathway; thinking anthropologically*; interrogating ethnography*; art in ecological perspective; religion, contention and public controversy; anthropology and development; body, politics and experience; development anthropology pathway; society, energy, environment and resilience*; thinking anthropologically*; anthropology and development*; anthropology of global health; body, politics and experience; interrogating ethnography; medical anthropology pathway; evolutionary perspectives on western diseases; public health anthropology; thinking anthropologically; anthropology of global health; body, politics and experience; cultural evolution pathway; evolutionary theory*; cultural evolution*; evolutionary perspectives on western diseases; key issues in sociocultural theory; primate behaviour; evolutionary psychology; palaeoanthropology and palaeoecology.
Assessment includes a research proposal, projects, essays, critical reviews, written examinations and the dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
Department of Anthropology
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