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Opportunities for Brazilian students to study at UCL

24 June 2013

Venham para Londres estudar no Departamento de Antropologia na UCL- estamos prontos para receber vocês aqui!!

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The Anthropology department at University College London is one of the largest and most dynamic departments in the UK, consistently ranked as one of the top places to study anthropology in the UK. It is situated in one of the world’s best universities in the heart of London. With over 30 academic staff, 400 students and a vast range of different courses on offer UCL Anthropology is a fantastic place to learn the art and science of studying people. Our research covers over 60 different countries and the whole of human story from earliest origins to today’s digital age.

The department is one of the few broad based departments in the UK with expertise in Biological Anthropology, Material Culture, Medical Anthropology, and Social Anthropology. We offer training and opportunities in courses at undergraduate, masters, PhD and post-doctoral level.

Expertise working in Brazil

Across all four sections of the department we have a number of staff who are either themselves Brazilian, carry out research in Brazil and/or have research students working in Brazil. This includes Marc Brightman, Martin Holbraad, Sahra Gibbon and Danny Miller, who all work and/or have students working in Brazil and between then have expertise across social, medical anthropology and material culture. These collaborations cover a broad spectrum of topics and themes including: globalization of tropical rain forest conservation in Amazonia and the interface between science and indigenous knowledge; genomics health, citizenship and biosocialities in southern Brazil; political cosmologies in Quilombo communities, social media and mobility in Bahia. The department currently collaborates with a number of Brazilian research institutions, including but not limited to Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ,) Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Museu Nacional of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). For a full list of information on all staff research interests and topics please visit our staff page.

Post-graduate Opportunities

The Anthropology department welcomes applications from Brazilian students who have secured funding under schemes offered by Brazilian research funding agencies such as CAPES, CNPQ or FAPESP to come and study for a full PhD programme at UCL or a ‘sandwich’ year or shorter visit as part of your doctoral training at your home Brazilian University.

As a PhD student in the department you would have access to some of the best supervisors in the broad field of anthropology with expertise in your chosen field of study. You would have the opportunity to participate in relevant taught courses, graduate research training courses as well as graduate writing groups. UCL has world class library resources and is situated just a short distance from renowned libraries such as the British Library and the Wellcome Library. The department offers a vibrant, exciting and dynamic atmosphere for study with active research culture that encourages staff and student collaborations, discussion and engagement through our research reading groups.

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More information on how to apply can be found on UCL Graduate Prospectus page.

Please contact Chris Russell in the Anthropology Department in the first instance.


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