University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Social Anthropology

This programme aims to communicate an anthropologically-informed understanding of social life in both western and non-western societies; by confronting students with the remarkable diversity of human social and cultural experience, its aim is to encourage them to question taken-for-granted assumptions and to view the world from a new perspective.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate subject for direct MA entry; UK 2.2 (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate subject for postgraduate diploma route entry; IELTS: overall 7, writing score 7; TOEFL: overall 623, TWE 5 (PBT); TOEFL: overall 263, TWE 5 (CBT); TOEFL: overall 100, with 25 in each of the 4 sections (IBT).

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced anthropology 1 and 2; ethnography reading seminar; and images, texts, fieldwork. Optional modules: gender and post-socialism; anthropology, globalization and development; black identity and culture in Latin America; out of China; bodies and embodiment; anthropology of organisations; visual culture and media 1 and 2; and screening culture: issues in anthropology and film.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 3,330 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 8,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 21 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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