University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Social Anthropology (Culture, Ethnography and Development)

This course provides students with the opportunity to study the history, theory and practice of development in a broad variety of social and geographical contexts, encouraging students to think of development critically as a complex transformative process that has cultural as well as economic and political consequences; students may select from modules covering a broad range of topics, including: relationships of dependence between the global north and the global south; social and cultural effects of international labour migration; the millennium development goals; the political economy of foreign investment; inequality and urban planning in the cities of the global south; the international agenda for the reduction of poverty; the impact of local civil society and non-government organisations (NGOs) social welfare policies; the politics of biodiversity conservation.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate subject for direct Master�s entry; UK 2.2 (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate subject for Postgraduate Diploma route entry. IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0; TOEFL IBT - overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 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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