University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Social Anthropology of the Global Economy

Sussex is a world leader in the anthropological study of economic life, one of the most dynamic and fast-growing areas of the discipline. This MA will teach you how to analyse and explain the complex relationship between local realities and global processes of economic transformation using anthropological theories and research.

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in anthropology or another relevant humanities or social sciences discipline

Course modules

Modules: anthropology of global capitalism; understanding processes of social change; activism for development and social justice; fair trade, ethical business and new moral economies; knowledge, power and resistance; poverty and vulnerability in the global economy.

Assessment methods

Understanding Processes of Social Change is assessed by a 1,000-word concept note and a 4,000-word essay. Anthropology of Global Capitalism is assessed by a 2,000-word book review and a 3,000-word essay. Assessment of spring-term options varies. You also write a 10,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

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