Postgraduate Courses 2017-18

The anthropology department offers a wide variety of optional courses for master's students. Many of these are open for all students, independent of their individual programme, as we strive to promote a broad-based approach to our discipline.

Still, some restrictions apply. For example, students in the MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour (MScHEB) can only take course-specific modules, which, however, also include options run by the Department of Archaeology. Moreover, students not enrolled in the MScHEB can only take these specific modules if they have a science-based first degree and if individual module tutors allow that.

Many optional master's courses are 1.5-2 hour specialist seminars, although some are lab-based practicals. Moreover, many courses come with associated lectures that we advise to attend, as they are open to both postgraduate and undergraduate students. The master's-only seminars will normally assume knowledge of the material presented in these open lectures, and deal with the issues raised at a more advanced level.

Options are assessed by a variety of means, including essays, exams, tests or course-specific project portfolios such as lab-books or films.

Students are advised to discuss the best suited choice of options with their individual programme tutors.

Term 1 Options

ANTHGC03 - Art in the Public Sphere
ANTHGC10 - Transforming and Creating Worlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Techniques and Technology
ANTHGC12 - Anthropology of the Built Environment
ANTHGC25 - Advanced Topics in Digital Culture
ANTHGD12 - Medical Anthropology
ANTHGD20 - Aspects of Applied Medical Anthropology
ANTHGD21 - Ritual Healing and Therapeutic Emplotment
ANTHGE02 - Ecology of Human Groups
ANTHGE03 - Population and Development
ANTHGF02 - An Introduction to Social Theory – a foundation course
ANTHGF03 - The Story and I – Finding the Form: a practical exploration of story-telling
ANTHGF04 - Time and the Staged Index - photography and narrative in the digital age
ANTHGF06 - Experimental and Interactive Storytelling – Form and Narrative
ANTHGH05 - Evolution of Human Cumulative Culture
ANTHGH08 - Evolution of Human Brain, Cognition and Language
ANTHGH15 - Primate Socioecology
ANTHGH16 - Palaeoanthropology
ANTHGS06 - Ethnography of Forest Peoples
ANTHGS17 - History and Aesthetics of Documentary
ANTHGS20 - Practical Documentary Filmmaking
ANTHGS21 - Statistics and Causal Analysis for Qualitative Social Scientists
ANTHGS30 - Anthropology of Latin America
ANTHGS31 - The Anthropology of Islam in Diaspora
ANTHGS32 - The Social Forms of Revolution

Term 2 Options

ANTHGC09 - Anthropology and Photography
ANTHGC20 - Issues in Power and Culture (The Anthropology of War)
ANTHGC21 - Social Construction of Landscape
ANTHGC23 - Anthropology of Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies through Text and Film
ANTHGC26 - From Analog to Digital: Games and Gaming 
ANTHGD02 - Multisensory Experience: Understanding Sickness and Health Through the Senses
ANTHGD10 - Anthropologies of Science, Society and Biomedicine
ANTHGD11 - Anthropology and Psychiatry
ANTHGD22 - Anthropology of Ethics and Morality
ANTHGD23 - Reproduction, sex and sexuality
ANTHGD28 - Biosocial Anthropology, Health and Environment
ANTHGE06 - Anthropology of Development
ANTHGH02 - Advanced Human Evolution - Evolutionary Medicine
ANTHGH04 - Statistics 2
ANTHGH14 - Human Behavioural Ecology
ANTHGH17 - Primate Evolution
ANTHGF07 - Documentary Radio – a practice-based introduction
ANTHGS03 - Risk, Power and Uncertainty
ANTHGS05 - Anthropological Theory
ANTHGS18 - Gender, Language and Culture
ANTHGS23 - Temporality, Consciousness and Everyday Life
ANTHGS25 - Practical Documentary Filmmaking (Lab-based)
ANTHGS72 - Anthropology of India
ANTHGM02 - Digital Infrastructure: Materiality, Information and Politics
ANTHGT03 - Mass Consumption and Design