University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Social Anthropology (Visual and Sensory Media)

This course draws exclusively on modules drawn from social anthropology and the granada centre for visual anthropology; in the 1st semester, students normally take 2 modules exploring the representation of visual culture in the visual arts, in cinema and in ethnographic film and related documentary genres; in the 2nd semester, they take a practice-based module that offers basic training in photography and sound-recording as well as encouraging reflection on these media both as means of creating anthropological knowledge and as a means of representing it; an important feature of this module are the workshops given by practising photographers and sound-recordists; NB this last module requires the payment of an additional bench fee to cover equipment and facilities costs; the dissertation normally consists of a text directly supported by and integrated with still images and/or sound recordings.

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 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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