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Human Ecology Research Group (HERG)
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For more information please click on the following link: M.Sc. in Anthropology, Environment and Development
The programme combines biological and social anthropological approaches to examine the ecology of resource use in developing societies and to evaluate the environmental implications and outcomes of these activities in terms of human subsistence and welfare. The taught programme consists of seminars, lectures and tutorials.
The following elements are compulsory for all taking the programme: Core Course in Research Use and Impacts, Graduate Seminar in Research Methods and Human Ecology Research Group Seminar.
In addition, students must choose two optional topics for examination. Optional topics include: Ecology of Human Groups, Population and Nutrition, Economic and Political Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, various options on Regional Ethnography, and Current Themes in Conservation.
In addition to the above, the department offers an array of optional research seminars in Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture, Medical Anthropology and African Ethnography, which are available to interested MSc students. The programme is examined by unseen and take-home examinations, assessed essays, and a thesis of not more than 15,000 words.