M.Sc. in Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Both Tracks take the same first term Critical Issues in Social Anthropology. In the second term, the groups split:
- TECA takes Critical Issues in Anthropological Comparison
- TEPP takes Critial Issues in the Ethnography of Professional Practices.
A two term Anthropological Methods course is also required
for both Tracks. This includes training in research methods and
techniques, including a small fieldwork-based project in preparation for
The required courses are worth a total of 25% of the total degree mark, they are assessed in the following three parts:
- One 2 – 3,000 word papers, written for the Critical Issues course, worth 8.33% of the final degree mark.
- A 2,000 word Methods Project Report, written for Anthropological Methods is worth 8.33% of the final degree mark.
- A two hour, unseen examination is sat in Term 3, worth 8.33% of the final degree mark.
Students take three courses
of their choosing, as meets their interests. Following the themes of the
two Tracks, students may find the following recommended options of
- Track I – TECA: Political & Economic Anthropology; Advanced Anthropological Theory; Anthropology of Religion, Alterity and Experiment; Nationalism, Ethnicity and Race; Temporality, Consciousness and Everyday Life; Gender, Language and Culture, Anthropology of Landscape (among others)
- Track II – TEPP: Applied Studies; Medical Anthropology; Anthropology of Games and Simulation; Population and Development; Anthropology of Mass Consumption; Ethnographic Film; Risk, Power and Uncertainty (among others)
Full listings of recommended courses will be provided at the beginning of each academic year by the Course Tutor.
- A 2-3,000 word paper is required for each of the 3 Optional Subjects. Together, they constitute 25% of the total degree mark.