Durham University

Durham University

Socio-Cultural Anthropology

This course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than anthropology who would like to prepare for research in socio-cultural anthropology or for a career requiring expertise in anthropology. High profile social anthropologist researchers at Durham, with experience of conducting fieldwork all around the world, introduce you to both classical and contemporary writing and research in the discipline. There is equal emphasis on theoretical and methodological questions, and plenty of opportunity to apply this new knowledge to issues of pressing social concern.

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,
Key Issues in Sociocultural Theory,
Fieldwork and Interpretation,
Interrogating Ethnography.
Previous optional modules have included:

Academic and Professional Skills in Anthropology,
Anthropology and Development,
Art in Ecological Perspective,
Body, Politics and Experience,
Computational Methods for Social Sciences,
Cultural Evolution,
Religion, Contention and Public Controversy,
Society, Energy, Environment and Resilience,
Statistical Analysis in Anthropology,
Thinking Anthropologically,
Advanced Anthropology of Mental Health and Illness,
Advanced Perspectives on Science, Culture and Ethics,
Foreign language option.

Assessment methods

Students take required taught modules worth a total of 60 credits, and four optional modules, also totalling 60 credits. Full-time students have on average 6-8 hours of formal teaching and learning contact per week. Outside timetabled contact hours, students are also expected to devote significant amounts of time to reading, discussing and preparing for classes, assignments and project work. Following the May assessment period, students undertake their 60 credit dissertation.

Qualifications

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

Campus details

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

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Anthropology
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1612