Durham University

Durham University

Medical Anthropology

Our degree offers a unique opportunity to learn about anthropological approaches to the study of health drawing on both sociocultural 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. We aim to provide strong training in both theory and methods.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. Please email us on anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk for advice on relevant topics.

References play an important part in the admissions process.

Course modules

Compulsory modules:

Dissertation,
Public Health Anthropology,
Anthropology of Global Health.
Students choose at least one of the following:

Computational Methods for Social Sciences,
Fieldwork and Interpretation,
Statistical Analysis in Anthropology.
Students will then choose 180 credits from a selection of the following.

Previous optional modules have included:

Academic and Professional Skills in Anthropology,
Evolutionary Perspectives on Western Diseases,
Advanced Anthropology of Mental Health and Illness,
Advanced Perspectives on Science, Culture and Ethics,
Evolutionary Perspectives on Reproductive and Infant Health,
Society, Energy, Environment and Resilience,
Thinking Anthropologically,
Anthropology and Development,
Body, Politics and Experience,
Evolutionary and Ecological Topics in Medicine and Health,
Interrogating Ethnography,
Key issues in Socio-Cultural Theory,
Foreign language option.

Assessment methods

Research proposal, projects, essays, critical reviews, written examinations and the dissertation. Staff provide feedback on formative work for all modules. Students work closely with a member of staff for their dissertation. Students can expect to do summative assignments in the first two terms.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Anthropology
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1612