This course offers the 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.
A minimum 2.1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Compulsory modules: dissertation; public health anthropology; anthropology of global health. Students choose at least 1 of the following: computational methods for social sciences ; fieldwork and interpretation; statistical analysis in anthropology. Students then choose 180 credits from a selection of the following: academic and professional skills in anthropology; evolutionary perspectives on western diseases; advanced anthropology of mental health and illness; science, culture and ethics: advanced perspectives; evolutionary perspective 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.
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 1st 2 terms.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||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
0191 334 1612