University of Cambridge
This course provides training in research methods combined with work on a specific anthropological research project; during this course, systematic critical discussion of the student's own and other research projects trains them in: how fieldwork contributes to social scientific knowledge; how to isolate the theoretical questions that inform particular pieces of ethnography; how to identify the kinds of empirical evidence necessary to address those questions; the taught element of this course consists of these compulsory streams: the pre-fieldwork seminar; the ethnographic methods course; statistics for social anthropologists; basic statistical methods, modules on introductory statistical methods, basic quantitative analysis and designing surveys.
1st class Honours degree in social anthropology or a high pass in a Master's degree in social anthropology; where 1st language is not English applicants must achieve a 7.5 in IELTS. Applications should include detailed research proposal; applicants intending to proceed to PhD after MRes should make this clear in initial application.
Assessment is based on 2 essays; 1 ethnographic case study; workbook of 1 work-book of assessment of materials on research methods; 15,000 word dissertation.
Department of Social Anthropology offers a limited number of studentships and bursaries, including ESRC and William Wyse studentships.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 12,141 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 22,857 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cambridge University||Cambridge||CB2 1TN||East of England|
Department of Social Anthropology