University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Medical Anthropology

With a focus on the understanding of health, illness and medicine in a globalised world, this programme allows students to engage with contemporary debates about old ills and emerging diseases, and explore both traditional forms of healing and modern medical technologies; students examine key questions in current medical anthropology from the perspective of both medical and social sciences, and address relevant issues, such as the way encounters between patients and professional healers are negotiated in varied cultural settings; the importance of political, economic and historical analysis to an understanding of the body; and the health-related effects of globalisation; intended for a diverse range of students, this distinctive and interdisciplinary programme complements a background in anthropology or health sciences.

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2.1 or its international equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5074