UCL Anthropology


Material and Visual Culture MA

This MA provides a broad-based training in social science approaches to the analysis of material and visual media. Its core approaches range across art, photography, film and media within visual anthropology, to consumption, museum anthropology and cultural heritage, design, techniques and technology, architecture, digital anthropology, landscape, cultures of materials, and fashion.

About this degree

The programme covers a range of contexts such as production, exchange and consumption, and uses anthropological perspectives based on the comparative study of societies, historically and culturally. Skills training is given in social anthropological field research and analysis, and in specific methods for the study of material and visual forms.

Who this course is for:

The programme is particularly suitable for students with a prior degree related to material culture: anthropology, sociology, design, architecture, fashion, heritage and museums, arts, visual culture, social geography, and history. It is also a conversion degree, acting as an introduction to the field, and anyone who wishes to develop their interest and expertise in material and visual culture may apply.

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