UCL Anthropology is running the following modules for postgraduate students during the academic year 2020-21.
The anthropology department offers a wide variety of optional modules 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 modules are 1.5-2 hour specialist seminars, although some are lab-based practicals. Moreover, many modules 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 - Informatic Cultures: The Anthropology of Data, Algorithms and Computation
- ANTH0018 - Anthropology of Crime
- ANTH0022 - The Anthropology of Social Media
- ANTH0044 - Human Behavioural Ecology
- ANTH0060 - Primate Socioecology
- ANTH0074 - Art in the Public Sphere
- ANTH0083 - Experimental Cinema and New Media: Form and Narrative
- ANTH0084 - Documentary Radio – A Practice-Based Introduction
- ANTH0095 - Psychological Anthropology and Cultural Psychology (New)
- ANTH0100 - Biosocial Anthropology, Health and Environment
- ANTH0102 - Ecology of Human Groups
- ANTH0110 - An Introduction to Social Theory – A Foundation Course
- ANTH0131 - Key Ideas in Social Anthropology
- ANTH0135 - History and Aesthetics of Documentary
- ANTH0136 - The Anthropology of Violent Aftermaths
- ANTH0165 - Evolutionary Medicine
- ANTH0182 - Medical Anthropology
- ANTH0189 - Feature Writing in a multi-media world: journalistic skills for the digital age
Term 2 Options
- ANTH0012 - Palaeoanthropology
- ANTH0026 - Social Construction of Landscapes
- ANTH0034 - Anthropology and Photography
- ANTH0040 - Primate Evolution and Environments
- ANTH0059 - Anthropology of Religion (New)
- ANTH0064 - Anthropology of the Built Environment
- ANTH0066 - Anthropologies of Science, Society and Biomedicine
- ANTH0067 - Design Anthropology
- ANTH0079 - Aspects of Applied Medical Anthropology
- ANTH0081 - The Story and I – Finding the Form: A Practical Exploration of Storytelling
- ANTH0098 - Multisensory Experience: Understanding Sickness and Health Through the Senses
- ANTH0106 - Anthropology of Development
- ANTH0114 - Statistics I
- ANTH0138/ANTH0139 - Practical Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking
- ANTH0185 - Extra-Terrestrial Anthropology
- ANTH0190 - Writing about International Affairs
- ANTH0193 - Anthropology of War
- ANTH0195 - Migration and Health
- ANTH0205 - Interactive Factual Narratives
- ANTH0207 - Sonic Experience Design and Production