UCL Anthropology


Postgraduate Courses 2018-19

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

  • ANTH0017 Advanced Topics in Digital Culture
  • ANTH0043 Transforming and Creating Worlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Techniques and Technology
  • ANTH0070 From Analog to Digital: Games and Gaming
  • ANTH0073 Digital Infrastructure: Materiality, Information and Politics
  • ANTH0074 Art in the Public Sphere
  • ANTH0102 Ecology of Human Groups
  • ANTH0103 Anthropological Demography, population and development
  • ANTH0040 Primate Evolution
  • ANTH0060 Primate Socioecology
  • ANTH0068 Evolution of Human Brain, Cognition and Language
  • ANTH0047 Anthropology of Ethics and Morality
  • ANTH0079 Aspects of Applied Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH0100 Biosocial Anthropology, Health and Environment
  • ANTH0182 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH0186 Evolutionary Medicine
  • ANTH0018 Anthropology of Crime
  • ANTH0048 Anthropologies of Islam
  • ANTH0049 Anthropology of Capitalisms
  • ANTH0077 The Social Forms of Revolution
  • ANTH0107 Introduction to Statistics
  • ANTH0193 Anthropology of War
  • ANTH0080 Time and the Staged Index - Photography and Narrative in the Digital Age
  • ANTH0081 The Story and I – Finding the Form: A Practical Exploration of Storytelling
  • ANTH0083 Experimental and interactive storytelling – Form and Narrative
  • ANTH0110 An Introduction to Social Theory – a foundation course
  • ANTH0135 History and Aesthetics of Documentary
  • ANTH0138 Practical Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking

Term 2 Options

ANTH0026 Social Construction of Landscapes
ANTH0034 Anthropology and Photography
ANTH0057 Anthropology of Art and Design
ANTH0064 Anthropology of the Built Environment
ANTH0067 Design Anthropology
ANTH0196 Current Themes in Material, Visual, Digital and Design Anthropology (A)
ANTH0106 Anthropology of Development
ANTH0012 Palaeoanthropology
ANTH0044 Human Behavioural Ecology
ANTH0113 Advanced Human Evolution
ANTH0115 Statistics II
ANTH0025 Anthropology and Psychiatry
ANTH0045 Ritual Healing and Therapeutic Emplotment
ANTH0066 Anthropologies of Science, Society and Biomedicine
ANTH0098 Multisensory Experience: Understanding Sickness and Health through the Senses
ANTH0041 Temporality, Consciousness and Everyday Life
ANTH0056 Anthropological Approaches to Eurasian Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies
ANTH0069 Ethnography of Forest People
ANTH0072 Anthropology of India
ANTH0129 Risk, Power and Uncertainty
ANTH0131 Anthropological Theory
ANTH0084 Documentary Radio – a practice-based introduction
ANTH0141 Practical Documentary Filmmaking (Lab-based)
ANTH0189 Practical Skills for Feature Writing in a Multimedia World
ANTH0190 Writing about International Affairs