University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Social Anthropology with Pacific Studies

The MRes in Pacific Studies examines the history, languages, cultures and varieties of social organisation of Melanesia and the Pacific. The programme is designed for students who have a special interest in conducting their fieldwork for an anthropology PhD in the region or because they wish to work there in some other capacity.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (minimum UK 2.1), or its equivalent, GPA of 3.6 or better on a 4 point scale. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English.

Course modules

Modules: Each module typically comprises: 25 contact hours including lectures, seminars and practicals, and 100% coursework assessment.
For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2016-2017 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2017 entry.

Students may substitute up to 30 credits from 3000 or 4000 level modules, with the approval of the course coordinator.

Semester 1 modules: 1. The Anthropology of Connections: Interdisciplinarity as Methodology: examines the relevance of other disciplines for social anthropology by working with methodologies and concepts drawn from history, social science, philosophy, language and the arts.
2. Research Methods in Social Anthropology: examines the methodology of anthropological research through close attention to the relationship between method and fieldwork experience.
Semester 2 modules: 1. Anthropology of the Pacific 1: examines traditional issues and historical trends in the anthropology of the Pacific, with special reference to selected regions.
2. Anthropology of the Pacific 2: looks at the challenges facing social anthropology and Pacific Studies in the twenty-first century.
Dissertation: Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of not more than 15,000 words must be submitted by a date specified in August.

Assessment methods

MRes: 9 months of coursework and a supervised 15,000-word dissertation completed in the final 3 months.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01334 462977