University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Anthropology of Health

Tailor-made to the needs of health care practitioners, this research-intensive programme is driven by contemporary policy debates. It will give you the opportunity to develop, undertake and publish your own original research. On this course you will look at how different societies and people understand and react to health and illness. The course will cover the range of societies in our world, looking at responses to health from using ritual to cutting edge technologies and organ transplantation. You will also focus on how our evolving healthcare methods impact on how people see themselves, their families and communities. As well as providing a wide knowledge base, this course will encourage you to develop your expertise in a number of areas in the anthropology of health, honing your critical, interpretative and evaluative skills, and undertaking continuous personal and professional development. You will be supported by experienced staff whose research has made a significant impact on global society, and receive training in qualitative and quantitative anthropological research methods relevant to undertaking an extended research project. Based on the wide variety of staff expertise, some of the topics you can currently research may include HIV/AIDS care and intervention, pharmaceuticals, wellbeing and arts health, religion and traditional health care systems, human variation and adaptation. The research that you undertake will be of journal quality and published. Studying the anthropology of health at Roehampton will give you a global perspective on the discipline, and a wide view of possible career paths. In an increasingly globalised world, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to understand and interpret the cultural patterns in diverse health fields and organisations, enabling you to progress to PhD-level study or a career in the complex and cultural field of healthcare.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Whitelands College Wandsworth SW15 4JD South East

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