Photo Description: Baka Pygmies in Cameroon geotag an important moabi tree to protect it from logging. Source, Jerome Lewis


Photo Description: Women drag net fishers in Southern Lao PDR Source: Caroline Garaway

Programme Structure

Teaching comes from across the entirety of the UCL Anthropology department and the programme offers a rare opportunity for students to learn in an interdisciplinary setting with staff who work as advisors and consultants to outside organisations while simultaneously engaging in their own research.

The degree commences in September every year and is available either full-time over one calendar year or part-time over two calendar years . It comprises

  • a core course,
  • 2 options courses,
  • research methods training,
  • attendance at research seminars and discussion groups and
  • a personal and professional skills development programme run through the Graduate School .

In addition all students are assigned a supervisor who provide one-to-one tuition to help them develop an individual research project that will culminate in a dissertation submitted at the end of the course.The structure and weighting of the assessed elements are presented below. More details of the individual elements can be found by clicking on the links to the left.