University of Aberdeen
The programme introduces students to current directions of research in social anthropology and fosters awareness and critical reflection on the epistemological, conceptual and ethical issues entailed in the conduct of research in this field. It aims to guide students in how to access, and use, key sources of research material (archival, visual, musical and museological), and to provide training in ethnographic fieldwork and related research methods (interviewing, audio-recording, filming and surveying).
Students are required to have a very good 1st degree in social anthropology or a closely related discipline. 2 academic references and English proficiency are required.
The programme comprises the following 3 elements, each worth 60 credits: 3 modules that provide training in developing your own research in social anthropology, together with a further level 5 module chosen from a range within and beyond the discipline; 2 modules on philosophy and methods of research in social anthropology; dissertation of 12,000 words on an agreed topic.
Assessment is based on extended essays for each individual course module, and the dissertation.
Funding available from European Social Research Council.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|
Postgraduate Secretary, School of Social Science