University of East London

University of East London


The course provides critical understandings of anthropological theories and knowledge conventions. Students develop anthropological expertise for a range of specialist roles in employment settings. 3 compulsory taught modules; choice of option modules from a choice of 6 options; students also select a specialist area of interest and conduct anthropological fieldwork for their research dissertations.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a first or second class honours degree (2:1 or 2:2) in any related area from a UK university or its overseas equivalent. Equivalent professional or research experience would also be considered based on a statement and supporting material such as an essay.In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Anthropological approaches (double dissertation module); key debates in anthropology; practice anthropology; optional modules: conflict, displacement and human security; cultures of exile; current issues in forced migration; landscape of power and rights.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a range of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments will involve informal feedback on presentations, various research exercises and peer reviews. Formal assessments are all coursework and include; critical research portfolios which will typically include research reports and or case studies, research presentations, essays. Each module is assessed independently. Students obtain 30 credits from each module apart from the double dissertation module which carries 60 credits: Students are assessed on a fieldwork-based dissertation for the double module. All marks contribute to the final award.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,990 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,165 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

Key information

Applicant Enquiries
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0208 223 3333