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

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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