MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Profiles of Recent Students

Students on the MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology develop their anthropological interests intensively during the course, primarily in the context of the individual dissertation projects. Students are free to develop their ideas in whatever areas of anthropological research they wish. To get a sense of the range and character of the kinds of projects one can develop on this course browse through a selection of some of our recent students’ dissertation projects.

For full texts of some of the best dissertations produced by recent UCL Anthropology students (from all of our taught degree programmes) visit our Working Papers Series

Liz Hingley

Liz Hingley

Liz Hingley – Photographer/Researcher, UK

I graduated in Editorial Photography from Brighton University in 2007 and, while working as a photographer, spent the next two years in Italy on a scholarship at FABRICA’s research and communications department. I came to UCL in 2011 to do the Masters in Social... view profile

Nat le Roux

Nat le Roux

Nat le Roux, Director of The Constitution Society

I joined the Social Anthropology MSc course at UCL in 2007 after working in finance for 25 years. My last job was as Chief Executive of IG Group plc: I took an opportunity to retire early and wanted a change of direction. The Masters programme was... view profile

Nick Albrow


Nick Albrow, Energy Consultant

Soon after graduating from UCL in 2011 I was taken on by echome, a London based engineering firm with a particular focus on installing and maintaining technologies that save energy in commercial buildings. My mission here is business development, so I’m tasked... view profile

Bronwyn Isaacs

Bronwyn Isaacs

Bronwyn Isaacs, PhD student in Anthropology at Harvard University

I'm currently in the first year of a PhD program in Social Anthropology at Harvard University where my research focuses on politics, morality and markets in Thailand. Prior to coming to UCL, I had worked as a research assistant for... view profile

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